IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS: AT LEAST 546 PEOPLE EXECUTED IN IRAN IN 2010
February 10, 2011: Iran Human Rights (IHR) presented its annual report on the death penalty in 2010 in a press conference in Oslo.
According to the report at least 546 people have been executed in 2010 in Iran. IHR has also received additional reports of more than 200 executions that havenât been included in the report due to ongoing investigations.
The spokesperson of the organization Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, who presented the report today, said: "The number of annual executions in 2010 is probably the highest since the mass executions of political prisoners in the summer of 1988".
Commenting this report, the spokesperson said: âThe dramatic increase in the number of executions during the past year, and especially numerous reports of unlawful mass-executions in Khorasan province, demands urgent action by the world communityâ.
He added: âThe execution numbers are increasing even more in 2011 and have passed far beyond the alarming levelâ. Amiry-Moghaddam ended:â Several political and non-political prisoners are at imminent danger of execution and we ask the UN to send its Special Rapporteurs to Iran immediatelyâ. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 10/02/2011)