Reported Executions in Iran
July 2016 44
This year (2016) 248
Last year (2015) 1052
In 2014 964
In 2013 913
In 2012 579
In 2011 695
These statistics are drawn from ABF’s daily surveys of more than 50 newspapers, websites, and blogs. The majority of these executions have been announced by the authorities themselves or reported by the semi-official media inside Iran. The exact number of executions is difficult to assess, however, as the reports are not always systematic and complete. Moreover, the Iranian authorities do not allow the independent investigation and monitoring of cases in which the death penalty is enforced. The numbers above include only individuals executed after formal judicial proceedings and do not include any who have died in detention or those assassinated or killed by security forces.
Cruel and inhuman punishments
An Interactive Map of Flogging Sentences issued in Iran
Corporal punishment that amounts to torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including flogging, is prohibited under international law, and countries cannot justify it by invoking domestic law.
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May 16, 2016
Ten NGOs wrote to the EU authorities expressing deep concern over the case of 32 Iranian Bahá’ís who were sentenced to a collective 238 years in prison in essence for practicing their faith.
April 20, 2016
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