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Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran’s parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran, on June 7, 2017. Iran said Saturday, July 7, 2018, it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.

By AMIR VAHDAT AND JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press | Published: July 7, 2018 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran executed eight men convicted over the 2017 Islamic State attack on parliament and the shrine of the Islamic Republic’s founding ayatollah, the bloodiest terror attack to strike Tehran in decades, authorities said Saturday.

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HRW World Report 2017 “Iran”: Halt Imminent Executions

JANUARY 13, 2017 – Human Rights Watch – (Beirut) – Iran should immediately halt the execution of 12 men convicted of drug offenses, scheduled for January 14, 2017, in Karaj Central Prison, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The human rights organizations expressed concern that, despite repeated government promises, Iran has not made any tangible progress in reducing its alarming execution rate.

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Iran: Open letter to UN human rights experts to intervene against ongoing juvenile executions

17 May 2016 -FIDH- Paris-Geneva, The death sentence imposed on Mr. Tajiki is primarily based on a “confession” extracted from him under torture during his initial detention in solitary confinement, even though he retracted this “confession” during his trial, stating that he had been tortured and proclaiming his innocence. Throughout his detention and trial, Mr. Tajiki was denied due process, including being denied access to a lawyer during the investigation period.

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Iran says ‘blood money’ saved 358 from death penalty

April 28, 2014 – globalpost – The payment of “blood money” spared 358 Iranians from execution last year, the country’s prosecutor general said on Monday. The practice, made possible under the Islamic sharia law of diya (restitution), allows a convict to be pardoned by a victim’s family if they receive financial recompense.

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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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2 prisoners were hanged in Mashhad

15th February, 2014 -IranSOS- 2 prisoners have been hanged on charge of murder in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad. According to the report of (HRANA), two prisoners were executed by gallows in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad, on Thursday February 13th.

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Amnesty: Iran Has Executed 40 People So Far This Year

Amnesty International alarmed at reported spike in executions, mostly for alleged drug offenses – TIME – By Andrew Katz Jan. 16, 2014 – Iran has carried out 40 executions since the start of 2014, according to Amnesty International, with at least 33 taking place in the last week.

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