83% increase in executions in the new year, Two-thirds of the world’s executions in Iran
Amnesty International in a report referring to the increase in executions in Iran in the new year announced that Two-thirds of the world’s executions carried out in Iran.
According to the report of the Iranian Human Rights Society, on May 6, 2023, Amnesty International announced regarding the increase in executions in Iran that in the new year, Iran carried out 83% more executions than last year.
This report states: “In 2022, at least 883 people executed in the world, which is fifty-three percent more than in 2021. The reason for this terrible jump is the killing policy in Iran and Saudi Arabia. The number of executions in Iran has increased by 83% and in Saudi Arabia it has tripled. By executing 576 people, Iran is responsible for 65% of all executions in the world.
Amnesty International writes in its annual report:
The number of executions in the Middle East and North Africa increased by 59% to 825 last year. 70% of which carried out in Iran.
Amnesty International also adds in its report: “The execution of at least five people in 2022 for crimes that occurred when they were under 18 years old is also a violation of international standards and laws.”
According to this report, Iran has the highest number of executions in 2022 after China. Iran has executed 83% more than the previous year in the new year.
Amnesty International emphasized in its report that death penalty used for political repression and wrote: “Iranian authorities continue to use the death penalty as a tool for political repression and the execution of members of ethnic minorities within the framework of deep-rooted discrimination and long-standing oppression of these populations.” they give.”
This report about the execution of women and children wrote that 5 children were executed in 2022 in Iran.
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