Iran sentences 5 to hang over protest-linked killing – Times of India
Ajamian had died on November 3 in Karaj city west of Tehran, after being attacked with “knives, stones, fists, kicks” and being dragged on thestreet, said the judiciary spokesman. He belonged to the Basij, a state-sanctioned volunteer force that is linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The five sentenced to death were convicted of “corruption on earth”. The other 11, including a woman, were convicted for “their role in the riots” and received long jail terms, said Setayeshi. The latest rulings bring to 11 the number of people sentenced to death in Iran over the protests.