Death penalty on the rise in Iran: report reveals executions increased by 25% in 2021
09 May 2022 | 5:20 am
Rights groups are sounding the alarm over a 25 percent surge in executions in Iran. Despite growing public opposition, the Islamic Republic has long been a leading executioner. We talked to Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director of the NGO Iran Human Right.
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