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UN: Iran Executed More Than 100 People Between January and March

Voice of America News reports: “Iran executed more than 100 people in the first three months of 2022, continuing a worrying upward trend, according to a report by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that was presented Tuesday.

Speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. deputy human rights chief Nada Al-Nashif presented Guterres’ latest report on Iran, decrying that executions in the country were on the rise.

‘While 260 individuals were executed in 2020, at least 310 individuals were executed in 2021, including at least 14 women,’ she said, adding that the trend had continued this year.

Between January 1 and March 20, she said, ‘At least 105 people were executed,’ many of whom belonged to minority groups.’

Guterres’s report had noted with deep concern the increase of executions for lesser crimes, including for drug-related offenses, Nashif said…”

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