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Iran Capital Punishment Escalating In Frequency

Iran Death Penalty

First Posted: 07/07/11 05:27 PM ET Updated: 09/06/11 06:12 AM ET

The Guardian :

Iran has executed an average of almost two people a day in the first six months of this year, human rights groups have warned.

The sharp escalation in the use of capital punishment comes at a time when the Islamic regime is fighting to prevent pro-democracy movements similar to those that have been sweeping across the Middle East from taking hold in the country.

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Filed by Curtis M. Wong  |