Iran Calls for Harsher Punishment Against Protestors
(USNewsMag.com) – Iranians have been in the streets protesting the oppressive government for weeks. Police have arrested thousands of activists and killed hundreds more as a result. Tehran is now calling for harsher punishments for those caught demonstrating.
On Tuesday, November 8, when Americans were voting for people who will represent them in Congress and their states, the Iranian parliament voted to kill its own citizens. A majority of the country’s lawmakers, 227 out of 290, voted to impose the death penalty on those who spoke out against the authoritarian regime.
Iran's parliament voted by a majority (227 out of 290) to execute all protesters.
The authorities emphasize that the rebels need to be taught the most "hard lesson".
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The vote came after 227 lawmakers signed a letter on Monday calling for the punishment. Newsweek reported the letter stated the protesters should be given harsh punishments because it would “serve as a good lesson in the shortest possible time.” Masoud Setayeshi, a spokesperson for the government, stated citizens were demanding lawmakers “deal with” those “who have caused disturbances in a firm, deterrent, and legal manner.” Some estimates put the number of Iranians arrested for demonstrating at 15,000.
The demonstrations broke out in September when Masha Amini, 22, died in police custody after being arrested by the country’s morality police for not covering her hair. There are allegations she was severely beaten in jail, and her injuries caused her death. The Iranian government denies the claims.
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