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Iran executed 546 people in 2010

24 February 2011 [16:20] - TODAY.AZ
The Iran Human Rights (IHR) has published the annual report on the death penalty in Iran in 2010. Based on the report, at least 546 people were executed in the country during the report period.

According to official Iranian sources 85 people have been executed in January 2011. At least 3 of those executed in January 2011 were arrested in connection with the 2009 post election protests.

“The annual report of the death penalty in 2010 shows a dramatic increase in the number of executions compared to the previous years. The number of annual executions in 2010 in Iran is probably the highest since the mass executions of political prisoners in the summer of 1988,” IHR reported.

The IHR demands urgent action by the world community to stop dramatic increase in the number of executions during the past year.


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