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Drug-Related Executions and Possibility of Change in Legislation in Iran

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Iranhr.net -
 According to Iran Human Rights' (IHR) annual report on the death penalty in Iran at least 530 people were executed in 2016. With 296 executions Drug offences accounted for the majority of executions in 2016. In 2016, the Iranian Judiciary’s  High Council of Human Rights stated in a report that 93% of all executions are based on drug-related charges. This is not true. Drug offences counted for 48% of executions in 2013, 49% in 2014, 66% in 2015 and 56% in 2016. of those executed were charged for drug offences.


Drug-related executions, and the new legislation proposed by the Iranian Parliament, Majles, will be briefly reviewed in the following sections.

The status of the cooperation between the

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Legacy of Hassan Rouhani’s first presidential period: Dialogue with the West and more death penalty in Iran

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IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -
 The 9th annual report of the organization Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty in Iran shows that in 2016 at least 530 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran.


READ FULL REPORT IN PDF HERE:

http://iranhr.net/media/files/Rapport_iran_2016-GB-280317-BD.pdf

The 2016 annual report is being published with only a few months left in Hassan Rouhani's first presidential period. A review of Mr. Rouhani's 3.5 years as President shows that

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UN Rights Monitor Highlights Political Repression, Abuse, Executions In Iran

Asma Jahangir
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 The UN's special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir

Reformists in Iran are under pressure, detainees face torture and abuse, and people are being executed at an "alarming" rate, a UN monitor studying human rights in the tightly controlled country says.


The bleak picture presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 13 comes ahead of a May 19 presidential election in Iran.

"All reports indicate a high level of control over citizens and that

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Annual Report on the Death Penalty 2016

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iranhr.net -
The 9th annual report by Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty in Iran shows that in 2016 at least 530 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although this number is significantly lower than the annual execution numbers from the past five years, Iran remained the country with the highest number of executions per capita.


Commenting on the relative decrease in the 2016 execution figures, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, IHR's Director and spokesperson, said: "We

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IRAN: Annual report on the death penalty 2016

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IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -
 The 9th annual report of Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty gives an assessment and analysis of death penalty trends in 2016 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.


The 9th annual report of the organization Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty in Iran shows that in 2016 at least 530 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although this number   is significantly lower than the annual execution numbers in the past five years, Iran

Read more: IRAN: Annual report on the death penalty 2016