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UN Investigator Condemns Executions of Juvenile Offenders in Iran

A human rights expert has condemned Iran’s excessive use of the death penalty, especially for juvenile offenders, and is calling for a moratorium on the government’s use of capital punishment. Ahmed Shaheed, the special U.N. investigator on human rights in Iran, said he is appalled at the high number of executions in Iran.  Last year, he said, nearly 1,000 people were executed, the highest number in two decades. Shaheed, whose expert findings will be debated at the U.N. Human...

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