Archive for February 2014

Press briefing notes on Iran, Papua New Guinea and Haiti

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani 
Location: Geneva
 Date: 21 February 2014
1) Iran
We are deeply concerned about the reported spike in executions in Iran since the beginning of this year. In just over seven weeks, at least 80 people have been executed. Some reliable sources indicate the figure could be as high as 95.

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Stop Death Sentence in Inquisition Trial

Rouhollah Tavana

(February 20, 2014)—The Iranian Judiciary must rescind the execution sentence of Rouhollah Tavana for trumped-up charges of “insulting the Prophet,” and stop issuing death sentences for ever-expanding categories of crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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