Iran overturns death sentences of 3 convicts linked to 2019 protests

Iran’s Supreme Court has agreed to retry three men over links to last year’s fuel protests and whose death sentences have been suspended.

Upon a decree by the head of the Supreme Court, the three convicts, Amir-Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saeed Tamjidi will be tried again in another court branch.

They had been found guilty of involvement in November 2019 protests over gasoline price hikes that quickly turned political, with protesters demanding that top officials step down, and sentenced to death.

The Supreme Court had earlier upheld their sentences and they were awaiting execution.