TEHRAN: A protester was hanged on Thursday (Dec 8) amid nationwide protests following the "murder" of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for showing hair from her hijab in the Islamic country. The identity of the protester who has been hanged has been revealed as Mohsin Shekari. This is the first case of capital punishment related to the Iran protests.
Mohsin was found guilty on September 25 of blocking the Sattar Khan Boulevard road in Tehran and injuring a security guard. He was found guilty of waging war against Allah under Iran's Sharia law. He appealed against its decision. But the apex court upheld the decision on 20 November. Human rights activists have reacted sharply to Mohsin Shekari's death sentence. Amnesty International has issued a statement saying that the protester has been sentenced to death for crushing anti-government protests.
At the same time, America has expressed objection to the death sentence given to a protester amid anti-government protests in Iran. America has said that this will worsen the situation in the country.