Monday, February 22, 2010

38 Executions in City of Ahvaz in the Past 11 Months

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Iran Human Rights /

According to the official site of the Iranian judiciary in Ahvaz, 38 people have been executed in the past 11 months. Ahmadreza Rashidi, the vice prosecutor of Ahvaz, said to the state run news agency Mehr that " 4 sentences of amputations and 38 executions have been carried out in Ahvaz in the past 11 months."

According to the reports gathered by "Iran Human Rights", 14 executions were reported in Ahvaz by the official Iranian emdia since March 2009. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights, said: About one third of the executions have been reported by the Iranian media. We believe this is the case in several other cities." He added:" This means that the reports published by Iran Human Rights and other human rights organizations are strongly underestimated."