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November 18, 2009

Five Iranian Activists Sentenced to Death

Tehran’s prosecutor office announced on Tuesday that five Iranian activists, accused of instigating unrest after the June 2009 presidential election, have been sentenced to death.  According to Radio Farda, these activists have been charged with accusations such as “acting against national security,” “publicizing against the Islamic Republic,” and “disturbing public order and peace.”  In addition, 81 of the 89 people who have been tried so far have received sentences of six months to 15 years in prison.

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