Iranian Election Protester Sentenced to Death

Capital sentence is first since June crackdown
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2009 4:47 PM CDT
Some hundreds of thousands of supporters of candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, urn out to protest the result of the election at a mass rally in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran, June 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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(Newser) – An Iranian political dissident has become the first person arrested during June's post-election protests to be sentenced to death. Muhammad-Reza Ali-Zamani is a member of the Kingom Assembly of Iran, which seeks to undo the Islamic revolution and restore the shah to power. News of the sentence, which was handed down on Monday, appeared on an Iranian opposition website, the New York Times reports.