Human Rights & Democracy for Iran
World Day Against the Death Penalty is not just a symbolic date. Every year, more countries acknowledge the cruel, inhuman, and degrading nature of capital punishment.
Iran, however, remains among the world’s top executioners, regardless of the new political landscape and presidential promises of moderation and respect of citizenship rights.
So far, in 2013, the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation has collected reports of more than 500 executions, and the real number may be higher. In other words, every day in 2013 at least two individuals have been killed, many on drug-related charges. During the week of September 23rd, when President Rouhani was making headlines in New York, more than 30 people were reportedly executed. As far as it is reported in the news, the victims are, for the most part but not only, alleged drug offenders, many with minor possession charges.
A Story from the Memorial
Occupation: high school student
The information about Ms. Soheila Mohammad-Rahimi, daughter of Jalil, was gathered from interviews with her relatives. She is among 3,208 members and sympathizers of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization whose executions were reported by the organization... (read more...)
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December 2013: 24
This year (2013): 668
Last year (2012): 573
In 2011: 684
In 2010: 818
In 2009: 440
Human Rights Library
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Iran in Perspective
In-depth analysis of political issues in Iran.
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