More than 300 people have been charged in the capital Tehran in connection with the anti-government protests in Iran. According to Tehran's prosecutor, Ali Salehi, quoted by the justice portal "Misan Online", some of them face the death penalty. Accordingly, "four rioters" are accused of the crime of "war against God" (Moharebeh), which can be punished with the death penalty.
Salehi said the defendants were also charged with "using a weapon to terrorize society and people, injuring security officials, burning and destroying state property with the aim of attacking the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran." .
Iran has been shaken by a wave of protests since the death of 22-year-old Iranian Kurd Mahsa Amini on September 16. Amini was arrested by the Morality Police in Tehran on charges of violating the country's strict dress code. She died after being in police custody.
Dozens of people were killed in the protests following Amini's death, most of them protesters but also members of the security forces. Hundreds of protesters were arrested. The Iranian authorities have not yet provided a total number of arrests since September 16.