Iran could execute 15,000 anti-hijab protesters in order to “teach them a lesson”.
In recent weeks, thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
Ms Amini had been detained by police in the capital, Tehran, for allegedly not adhering to Iran’s strict Islamic dress code.
A staggering figure of nearly 15,000 people have been imprisoned over the protests.
Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini WANA NEWS AGENCY
And 227 Iranian parliamentarians have recently demanded that those who have been arrested should face the death penalty, according to CNN.
The parliamentarians say that such a move would "serve as a a good lesson in the shortest possible time.”
Only 63 members of parliament voted against giving the arrested protesters the death penalty.
Masoud Setayeshi, an Iranian Government spokesman said: "Now, the public, even protesters who are not supportive of riots, demand from the judiciary and security institutions to deal with the few people who have caused disturbances in a firm, deterrent, and legal manner."
Authorities have already announced plans to try more than 1,000 protesters arrested in and near the capital Tehran.
Javaid Rehman, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran said: “In another most disturbing development, Iranian authorities have announced earlier this week that they will be holding public trials for over 1,000 arrested persons in Tehran and a similar number outside the capital.
227 Iranian parliamentarians have recently demanded that those who have been arrested should face the death penalty WANA NEWS AGENCY
"The charges against these persons will include charges…carrying the death penalty.
"In the absence of any domestic channels of accountability, I would stress the significance of the role and responsibility of the international community in addressing impunity for human right violations in Iran.”
But despite the astonishing threats, protests continue across the country.