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Forgiveness: A Growing Anti-Death Penalty Movement in Iran

With 253 executions in 2018—including six people executed for offenses they allegedly committed as children—Iran is still among the world’s leading executioners, according to Amnesty International’s recent annual report on global trends in executions. Yet executions in Iran dropped by half last year, from 507 in 2017.   Expand Samereh Alinejad pardoned her son’s killer moments before his hanging. © ISNA The significant reduction is mostly attributable to the reform of Iran’s draconian drug law that went into force in late 2017. The long-awaited amendment had originally sought to outlaw…

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