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High number of Iran executions in 2021 signals worsening rights condition

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IRAN HRM | October 7, 2021 October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. More than 140 countries have agreed to abolish the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. The Iranian regime, however, holds the world record for both executions of women and the highest per capita execution rate. The death penalty is a […]

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

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Amnesty International     |     19 June 2021 Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in […]