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Iranian author Mehdi Bahman arrested for giving anti-regime interview; sentenced to death

Mehdi Bahman, an Iranian author and illustrator, was given the death penalty amidst widespread demonstrations around the nation following his interview with an Israeli television station, he was given the death penalty.

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Tehran: Mehdi Bahman, an Iranian author and illustrator, was given the death penalty amidst widespread demonstrations around the nation. Following his interview with an Israeli television station, he was given the death penalty.

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Iranian author and illustrator Mehdi Bahman has been sentenced to death amid massive protests across the country. The death sentence was given following his interview with an Israeli television channel.

Soon after the interview, in which he criticised the Iranian government and the country’s adoption of Islamic law and stressed peace between Israel and Iran, Iranian officials detained him.

In the midst of the protests, which have lasted more than three months, Iran has already executed 11 protesters and imprisoned over 100 others.

Mehdi Bahman frequently discusses religious tolerance in his writings. In addition, he has spent years creating religious art with Shia cleric Masoumi Tehrani. Additionally, Masoumi Tehrani has also been arrested.

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The ongoing protest in Iran is considered the longest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Currently, the protest has been soaring following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the controversial Iranian morality police. Mahsa Amini was arrested for failing to adhere to the country’s dress code, the hijab.

According to Iranian state media, IRNA, a member of Iran’s security forces was shot and killed during protests in the city of Semirom.

 

 

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