Iran: Religious authority demands death for protesters

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Head of Friday Prayers in Tehran, Ahmad Khatami, emphasized in his sermon on Friday this week that whoever the seditionists were, whether students, clerics, etc… they had to be dealt with. “I also announced during the 2009 seditions, and I will say it again, that in our jurisprudence, whoever rises up and goes to the streets against a just Islamic ruler, and kills people, is a baghi (rebel) and the sentence for a baghi in our jurisprudence is execution,” he added. (Fars state-run News Agency – Feb. 2, 2018)

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