IRAN - 4 Women Nobel Peace Laureates Call To End Iran’s Execution Spree

IRAN - 4 Nobel Peace Laureates

18 May 2024 :

May 15, 2024 - IRAN. 4 Nobel Laureates Call To End Iran’s Execution Spree
4 Nobel Peace Prize laureates condemned the escalating executions in Iran on Wednesday as numbers continue to soar.
The statement signed by Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Tawakkol Karman and Leymah Gbowee, said Iran's regime is using capital punishment as a “political intimidation tool to spread fear, silence opposition and desperately hold on to power.”
They noted that “on average, 1 person a day is executed in Iran on trumped up drug-related or vague religious infringement charges.”
An average of 1 execution occurred every 5 hours over the course of 2 weeks, between April 16 and April 30, according to data presented by the Iran Human Rights organization (IHR).
Between January and April 2024, 171 people, including 6 women, were executed.
Since the Women, Life, Freedom protests broke out in 2022, during which over 550 protesters were killed, the Iranian government has increased the pace of executions significantly. In 2023 alone, the country saw at least 834 executions– more than half of which were carried out for drug-related offenses and disproportionately affected minorities such as Kurds.


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