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UN Rapporteur: Iran Human Rights Situation ‘Dire’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran warned Tuesday that there has been a disturbing surge in executions in Iran this year. “At least 694 individuals were reportedly executed by hanging in the first seven months of this calendar year,” Ahmed Shaheed told reporters. “This year, the number could exceed 1,000 if present trends continue,” he added. Shaheed says in his latest report that Iran continues to execute more individuals per capita than any...

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