News ID: 216886
Published: 0237 GMT June 18, 2018

Iran executes man for killing cops during Pasdaran protest

Iran executes man for killing cops during Pasdaran protest

A man convicted of killing three policemen during a violent protest in the capital in February was hanged at a correctional facility on Monday.

Several others were also wounded after Mohammad Salas drove a bus into a group of police officers in Tehran’s Pasdaran Street on February 19, IRNA reported.

The convict had received the death sentence on March 19 after several court sessions.

In a separate attack on the same day, one member of the Basij forces was run over and was killed, while another was stabbed to death.

Police spokesperson said 30 policemen were injured and many public and private properties were destroyed in the riot.

The security forces were trying to quell the disturbance involving Gonabadi dervishes, a Sufi community in Iran.

The dervishes were protesting the arrest of members of the sect, as well as rumors that their 90-year-old leader would soon be detained by police, despite assurances by the authorities that they had no such intention.



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