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Iran must halt executions amid fears of new wave of death penalties

Headline Title:  Iran must halt executions amid fears of new wave 07 September 2012 The Iranian authorities must halt all executions scheduled in the coming days, Amnesty International said,  amid reports that up to 23 individuals may be at imminent risk in what the organization fears may herald a rise in executions in the country.Twenty-two death row prisoners, among them at least five Afghan nationals, have been removed from their prison cells in recent days and are due to be executed on 8 September.Most or all are believed to have been convicted of drugs offences.Another prisoner,…

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