Sunset in Iran
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Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini were sentenced to death by Iran's Supreme Court. The two were found guilty over their alleged involvement in the death of a paramilitary officer.

BBC reports that according to the foreign-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at least 516 protesters have been killed thus far, including 70 children, and 19,262 others arrested. HRANA also reported the deaths of 68 security personnel.

According to BBC, the two men were sentenced to death last month, but they appealed against their sentence and claimed they were tortured into making false confessions.

Iran's Supreme Court upheld the sentence on 3 January.