Most executions after China

Iran Steps Up Executions Amid Political Turmoil

(Bloomberg) -- Iran executed more people last year than any other country except China, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The Islamic Republic accounted for 388 of at least 714 executions worldwide, excluding China, Amnesty said in its Death Sentences and Executions 2009 report published today. China, which doesn’t release figures, executed thousands of people, the report said.

The number of executions increased from a minimum of 672, excluding China, the year before as Iran stepped up political repression, Amnesty said. Almost a third of those killed in Iran were executed between the June 12 election and the Aug. 5 inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president for a second term.

“To us that’s a way of sending a political message of ‘we will not tolerate any form of dissent’,” Claudio Cordone, interim secretary general of Amnesty International, said by phone >>>


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I think Raoul is an attention seeker

by divaneh on

Say hello to Fidel for me Raoul. Aste la vista Iranian patriot body.


Really Raoul1955?

by MRX1 on

Let see, if you or any member of your family  was excuted or to be excuted by IRR, you would still say the same thing? You are compassionate man allright!Your are  My candidate for the next presidency of Islamic Rapsit Republic. Only thing is you got to drop Raoul and change it hassan or hossein.


People's Choice

by Raoul1955 on

Based on census [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html] there are an estimated 68 million Iranians.  Even if a small 10% did not [truly] like their islamic regime, they could topple it.  As for the executions of those opposed to the regime, well that is the way it is, and this has been the choice of Iranian people.  By 'Iranian' I don't mean folks living in LA, SF, NYC, or other places claiming 'Iranian-ness' but the real Iranians who are the citizens of Iran and live in Iran.