Iran: First death sentence after Mahsa protests
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Iran: First death sentence after Mahsa protests

Tomorrow’s Brussels meeting will also work on the situation in Ukraine then, on Tuesday, it will be the turn of the Defense Council, where the go-ahead to the EU training mission in Ukraine is expected.

A Tehran court sentenced to death, for the first time, a person accused of participating in the “riots” that shook Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini, the twenty-year-old arrested and then deceased because she did not wear the veil correctly. This was indicated by the Mizan news agency, close to the judiciary. According to the verdict that sentenced him to the death penalty, the defendant – whose identity was not revealed – was found guilty of “setting fire to a government building, disturbing public order, conspiring to commit a crime against national security, enmity towards God and corruption on earth.”

The news makes the meeting, scheduled for tomorrow in Brussels, between the foreign ministers of the European Union even more important. A meeting that should lead to new sanctions for Iran after the bloody repression of the demonstrations by the authorities of the Islamic country. Brussels wants to show solidarity on Iran. “We are following with respect and attraction the Iranians who are fighting for their human rights. We must support their fight and to do so, ministers will probably adopt a new package of sanctions against Iran,” explained a senior European official according to whom the ministers they will also discuss the issue of sending Iranian weapons to Moscow.

At tomorrow’s Brussels meeting, the situation in Ukraine will also be worked on, then, on Tuesday, it will be the turn of the Defense Council, where the go-ahead to the EU training mission in Ukraine is expected.