Iran Executes Second Protester Amid Backlash

According to the Judicial News Agency, Iran carried out the second execution tied to over three months of demonstrations in the country on Monday.

“Majidreza Rahnavard, who was sentenced to death on November 29 for killing two security guards with a knife and wounded four other persons,” the report stated, was killed in public in Mashhad.

According to Mizan, he was caught on November 17 while attempting to exit the country.

Iran has been shaken by weeks of protests following the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died after being arrested by morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating the country’s stringent hijab clothing regulation for women.

The first protest-related execution occurred on Thursday.

Mohsen Shekari, 23, was sentenced to death at the start of the protests for impeding traffic and wounding a security guard.

The news of his execution provoked widespread outrage.