Iran’s judiciary has charged more than 750 people in three provinces for participating in “recent riots,” local media reports, amid nationwide protests since the death of Mahsa Amini.
More than 2,000 people had already been charged, nearly half of them in the capital Tehran, since the demonstrations began in mid-September, according to judiciary figures. Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also security personnel, have been killed during the protests, which the authorities have branded as “riots.”
Judicial chief for the southern province of Hormozgan, Mojtaba Ghahremani, says 164 people had been charged “after the recent riots,” the judiciary’s Mizan Online news website reports.
Another 276 people were charged in the central province of Markazi, its judiciary chief Abdol-Mehdi Mousavi is quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. In central Isfahan province, judicial chief Asadollah Jafari says 316 cases have been filed in connection with the recent strife.