Iran’s Judiciary says 400 people have been sentenced to prison terms of between 2 to 10 years for participation in Tehran protests during the uprising against the regime.
“In hearings on cases of rioters in Tehran province, 160 people were sentenced to between five to 10 years in prison, 80 people to two to five years and 160 people up to two years,” Tehran’s judiciary chief Ali Alghasi-Mehr said Tuesday.
He also noted that 70 people have been fined without giving further details.
This comes a day after the regime hanged the second protester charging him with killing two members of security forces.
The Islamic Republic announced Monday that Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, had been executed in public in the north-eastern religious city of Mashhad.
Mohsen Shekari was the first protester hanged on December 8. The 23-year-old man was accused by the judiciary of just blocking a street and injuring a Basij militia.
Meanwhile, the number of people killed by security forces during the protest movement since mid-September has risen to 493.
The US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) announced in its latest report that from September 17 until Tuesday, December 13, at least 493 protestors have been killed, of which at least 68 were minors.
While the Islamic Republic has not provided accurate figures of those detained in the recent protests, the watchdog went on to say that at least 18,424 protesters have been arrested including 632 students.