Iran's basically executing people left and right, says a US-based human rights group. With 47 people hanged since the beginning of the year, Tehran's averaging a staggering pace of one every eight hours. "The Iranian Judiciary is on an execution binge orchestrated by the intelligence and security agencies," says a spokesman for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Those executed and at risk of execution include a number of Kurds, notes the group, which fears that Iran may not be publicizing all executions, meaning the number is higher than 47. Tehran is estimated to have executed 179 inmates last year, reports the AP.
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