DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran stated Thursday it executed a prisoner over his conviction for a criminal offense allegedly dedicated through the nation’s ongoing nationwide protests, the primary such demise penalty carried out by Tehran.

Iran’s Mizan information company reported the execution. It accused the person of blocking a road and attacking a safety pressure member with a machete in Tehran.

The Mizan information company, run by the nation’s judiciary, recognized the executed man as Mohsen Shekari. It stated he had been convicted in Tehran’s Revolutionary Courtroom, which generally holds closed-door instances which have been internationally criticized in different instances.

Mizan stated Shekari had been arrested Sept. 25, then convicted Nov. 20 on the cost of “moharebeh,” a Farsi phrase that means “waging warfare in opposition to God.” That cost has been levied in opposition to others within the many years because the 1979 Islamic Revolution and carries the demise penalty.

Iran has been rocked by protests because the Sept. 16 demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the nation’s morality police.

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