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Iran Executions

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 week...

Executions In Iran Have Surged This Year, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

Iran executed 694 people in the first half of 2015, an "unprecedented spike" in the nation's use of the death penalty, according to a new report...

Matt Ferner

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

No More Talk; It's Time for Iran to Act

Roya Boroumand | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

So, it is hard to blame the skeptics. Despite some very modest actions that can be credited to Rouhani's government, this past year feels like many before it.

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 Executes Poet For 'Waging War On God'

Posted 02.10.2014 | World

Arab-Iranian poet and human rights activists Hashem Shaabani Nejad was executed in Iran at the end of January on charges including "waging war on god,...

The Statistics of Evil

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Pahlavi

For the Iran watchers and policy makers who think President Rouhani has any real authority in Iran, know that the absolute power in Iran and man responsible for this evil is Ayatollah Khamenei, along with the other unelected members of the Supreme Council.

Iranian Man Who Survived Gallows May Face Second Execution

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Iran's judiciary chief, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, faced competing calls on Thursday whether to spare a convicted drug trafficker who survived the gall...

UN Alarmed By Iran's Torture, Executions

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Iran has stepped up executions of prisoners including juveniles as well as arrests of ...

No Celebration of 2012 World Human Rights Day in Iran

Roya Boroumand | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

Iran's abysmal human rights situation should draw attention on its own merits, and trigger concerted international efforts to hold human rights abusers accountable and ensure that Iranian authorities respect their obligations under international law.

'There Are Absolutely No Political Executions in Iran' -- A Statement by the Head of Iran's Judiciary That Should Not Go Unnoticed

Roya Boroumand | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Roya Boroumand

My purpose here is not to defend the UN report, which speaks for itself. Rather, I want to point to what Larijani's outburst means and why it should encourage the international community to stand with the victims and strengthen human rights defenders.

Rights Group Decries Iran's 'Execution Binge'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian authorities have unleashed an "execution binge" with an average rate of one person hanged every eight hour...

Iran Hangs 11 Sunnis Convicted Of Terror Bombing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran hanged 11 men authorities said were members of an armed Sunni militant group convicted of bombings, the official IRNA news a...

Iran Hangs 3 For Rape

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three men convicted of rape were hanged in Iran on Monday, iafrica reports. Two of the men were charged and convicted together of kidnapping and rapi...

Iran Juvenile Executions: Amnesty International Protests Death Sentence Of Juveniles

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A week after the execution of a 22-year-old Iranian woman, Delara Darabi, two more controversial cases have emerged to contribute to the country's hig...