Iran escalates use of capital punishment
Guardian / Saeed Kamali Dehghan
07-Jul-2011 (2 comments)

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.

Human rights groups that have been carefully monitoring the rate of executions in Iran said the authorities had launched a fresh campaign of secret and mass hangings of prisoners in the provinces.

According to Amnesty International, Iran has acknowledged the execution of 190 people from the beginning of 2011 until the end of June but at least 130 others have also been reported to have been executed.

Iran Human Rights (IHR), an independent NGO based in Norway, told the Guardian it had recorded 390 executions since January, including two death sentences carried out on Thursday.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI), a US-based non-government organisation, said its records showed 320 executions – a combination of those announced by the regime and those that have taken place in secret.

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by Soosan Khanoom on

Just because we do not reply it does not mean that we do not read it or we have not banged our heads to the wall because of all these things that IRI is doing ....... I think the last banging on the wall has left me with broken brain .... need some time out 

seriously how much more we can take or even say in the west.. 

The next best thing is to reply to those chain emails you get from Iranian people on stupid topics by replacing it with these kind of articles including the one on the Dogs...... may be more people get to read these facts that way..... i mean more people who live in Iran ..... do  not forget many over there our still butt kissing this regime ... may be they simply do not know ....  may be we need to make them see these facts and have more voices against IRI policies  .....


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by Simorgh5555 on

This news article receives little attention. A petition about dogs receives almost universal approval.