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Iran says it will prosecute those who encourage protests

In an attempt to quell widespread protests, Iran is now warning that those who encourage protests will be held liable. 
A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.

After a week of protests in response to the death of a woman in the custody of Iran's morality police, authorities are now threatening consequences for those who encourage others to join the ongoing demonstrations. 

The head of Iran’s judiciary, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, said today, “The rioters should know, those violators on people’s property, those who have become one voice with the enemy and encourage the youth and brought them to the streets, should know that our enemies have sent their agents to attack our people and their property.” Iranian authorities are referring to protestors as rioters in order to justify the harsh crackdown

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