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Iran Death Penalty

UN Rights Chief Slams Iran's Death Penalty For Spiritual Leader

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

GENEVA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on Iran on Wednesday to release a spiritual figure sentenced to death at the weeke...

Matt Ferner

Rights Groups Say Iran Is Executing Nearly 2 People A Day For Drug Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

In the first five months of the year, Iranian authorities may have executed nearly 250 people for drug offenses, according to multiple human rights or...

Iranian Child Bride Faces Execution For Killing Abusive Husband

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

A Iranian girl forced into an abusive marriage at the age of 14 now faces imminent execution for killing her husband while she was still a child, two ...

Iran Sentences 4 To Death For Bank Fraud

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced four people to death for a billion-dollar bankfraud that tainted the government of President...

Iran Escalating Use Of Death Penalty

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

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...

Iran Mulls Death Penalty For Offensive Bloggers (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Al Jazeera English video reports that Iran is considering a law that would make "offensive" blogging punishable by death. The video notes an Am...

Mass Execution In Iran For Drug Traffickers, Murderers

Iranfocus.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 22 - Iranian authorities hanged 22 people over the past two days. Ten people were mass executed on Wednesday in Tehran's notorio...