The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shahinshahr and Meymeh announced it had issued prison, exile and death sentences for some of the protesters.
On June 26, 2020, the head of the Justice Department of Isfahan Province also announced that eight protesters arrested during protests in 2018 and 2019, had been condemned as “corruptors on earth.”
During a sermon in the Friday prayer of Isfahan, Mohammadreza Habibi declared that the charge of “corruptor on Earth” has been proven in the cases of the eight convicts. He warned other protesters, that they would be dealt with decisively.
Corruption on Earth is one of the heaviest charges under Iran’s clerical regime’s Judiciary punishable by death sentence.
Habibi did not mention any details about these cases or which protests the defendants had participated in
but said: “We will be decisive against mercenaries and rioters if crimes are committed like what happened in 2009, 2017 and last November [when protests broke out across the country]” and added that eight trials have finished and those involved have been sentenced for corruption on earth”.
Earlier, the Iranian Supreme Court upheld the death sentences issued for three protesters arrested during the November 2019 uprising, Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran had issued the prisoners death, prison and flogging sentences.