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Iran Hands Death Sentence to Five Accused in Militia Death

Five people have been sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly killing a member of the Islamic Republic’s plainclothes religious militia during protests that have gripped the country, a judicial official said. 

The sentences can be appealed, Masoud Setayeshi, spokesman for Iran’s judiciary said at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday. The five, who weren’t named, are accused of killing Rouhollah Ajamian in the city of Karaj on Nov. 3.