Iran: nearly 100 persons executed since the beginning of 2014

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Today, in Geneva, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said during a press briefing that "in just over seven weeks, at least 80 people have been executed. Some reliable sources indicate the figure could be as high as 95."

Karim Lahidji, FIDH President, declared that " the number of executions in Iran has indeed spiked since the taking of office by the new president. Although it may be argued that the Executive is not responsible for judicial actions, it is imperative that the new Government take action to substantiate its claims of intending to uphold citizenship rights and human rights. The first step to do this would be to impose a moratorium on all executions and to work to reform the pertinent laws."

Statement of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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