Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Iran has executed 86 people this year

That's almost two executions a day.

'Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi and six major human rights organisations called Wednesday on the United Nations and the international community to denounce a wave of executions in Iran.

At least 86 people have been executed since the start of 2011, according to information received by the six organisations, which include Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

"The Iranian authorities have shown they are no longer content to repress those contesting the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by arresting and convicting them," Ebadi said in a statement issued by the groups.'

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