Did Iran Give Death Penalty To 15,000 Protesters? Fact-Check

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By Archis Chowdhury As protests in Iran continue, social media saw viral posts claiming that the Iranian authorities have sentenced 15,000 protesters to death, as a form of extreme clamp-down. Several prominent handles, including the official Twitter handle of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared this on social media. BOOM found this claim to be false and baseless; while hundreds have lost their lives in clashes between authorities and protesters, according to reports the number 15,000 corresponds to those who have been detained, while only five people been given the death penalty so …

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