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As Iran's protests enter fourth month, ruthless judiciary dials up executions

As notorious judges lead kangaroo trials and "mock executions", activists are sounding the alarm that the Islamic Republic is using capital punishment as a fear-mongering tool to crush the protest movement. 
A participant holds a banner bearing an image of recently executed Iranian protester Mohsen Shekari.

Iranian authorities aided by notorious judges have started carrying out execution sentences against protesters as demonstrations approach their fourth month and pose one of the most serious challenges to the ruling theocracy in Iran.

To date, two protestors have been executed, eleven are sentenced to death row and six have been slapped with charges that are punishable by a death sentence. 

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