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Iran Death Penalty

Iran: Drug-related executions on the rise

Concerns are growing as thousands are potentially facing the death penalty, with many either awaiting execution or under investigation for drug-related crimes, amidst a dramatic increase in executions in Iran. In 2023, at least 481 people were executed for such offenses, constituting more than half...
Iran Women's Rights

Protect the Protest in Iran

The death in detention of 22-year-old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini on September 16, 2022, following her violent arrest by Iran’s “morality” police sparked an unprecedented popular uprising. The crackdown was swift and brutal: hundreds of protesters were killed, thousands injured, and over 20,000...

Iran: Four Kurdish men at grave risk of execution

Anwar Khezri, Farhad Salimi, Kamran Sheikheh, and Khosrow Basharat, members of Iran’s Kurdish Sunni minority, face a serious threat of execution in Ghezel Hesar prison, Alborz province. This comes amid a concerning increase in executions across the country. Notably, three other Iranian...