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Iran Put 333 People to Death in 2021, a 25% Rise in Capital Punishment

HeadlineApr 29, 2022

Human rights groups are sounding the alarm over a surge of executions in Iran. In 2021, at least 333 people were put to death, a rise of 25% from the previous year, according to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights and France’s Together Against the Death Penalty. About a third of those executions were for drug-related offenses. Groups say many of these cases lacked sufficient evidence or relied heavily on confessions obtained through torture.

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