Iran arrests lawyer for criticizing execution

Source: Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawyer has been arrested for “spreading lies” after saying on social media that a Sufi executed this week was wrongfully convicted.

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Mohammed Salas was hanged on Monday after ramming police with a bus as they dispersed a Sufi rally in February, killing three police.

The semi-official Fars news agency says Zeinab Taheri, a lawyer, was arrested Wednesday after criticizing the trial and saying Salas was not guilty.

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