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Amnesty Reports Drop in Iran's Drug-Related Executions in 2017

Human rights group Amnesty International says it has recorded a decrease in executions in Iran, where authorities have suspended the use of the death penalty for drug-related offenses. In an annual report released Wednesday, the London-based group said Iran executed at least 507 people in 2017, an 11 percent reduction from the year before. It said Iran still had the second-highest number of executions last year after China, whose executions it estimated as being in the...

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