Despite mounting outrage over the executions of four political prisoners, Myanmar's military rulers have pushed back against criticism, calling the executions "justice for the people."
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.
28 Aug 2021
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says her office has credible reports of serious violations by the Taliban. They include summary executions, blocking girls from attending school and recruitment of child soldiers.
12 Aug 2021
The 60-year-old's crimes are linked to prison executions that took place in Iran in 1988. He has been in custody in Sweden since his November 2019 arrest at Stockholm airport.