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Iran Executions Almost Doubled in 2022

A public execution in Iran. iranintl.com
A public execution in Iran. iranintl.com

A new report on the human rights situation in Iran indicates in comparison with the previous year, the number of executions increased by over 88 percent in 2022.

The US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) has released a 65-page report on Iran's rights violations based on collection, analysis, and documentation of over 13,000 reports from 267 news sources from January 1 to December 20, 2022.

A glance at the rights group’s recent report clearly shows a sharp rise in reported human rights violations since mid-September when the 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa (Jina) Amini died in the custody of the so-called “morality police” following which protests swept across the country.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 15 adopted a resolution to condemn serious rights violations by the Islamic Republic. The resolution entitled, “Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran” passed by a recorded vote of 80 in favor and 29 against, with 65 abstentions. The resolution called on the Islamic Republic to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, including by accepting repeated requests to visit the country.

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