Wave of Executions in Iran

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Amnesty International reported: “The Iranian authorities have embarked on an execution spree, killing at least 251 people between 1 January and 30 June 2022, according to research by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre for Human Rights in Iran and Amnesty International. The organizations warned that if executions continue at this horrifying pace, they will soon surpass the total of 314 executions recorded for the whole of 2021.”

“The death penalty is imposed in Iran following trials that are systematically unfair, with torture-tainted ‘confessions’ routinely used as evidence. The UN Special Rapporteur on Iran has stated that ‘entrenched flaws in law … mean that most, if not all, executions are an arbitrary deprivation of life.'”


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