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Iran Executions Skyrocket Under 'Centrist' Rouhani

Iran Executions Skyrocket Under 'Centrist' Rouhani

Executions in Iran have skyrocketed since “centrist” President Hassan Rouhani came to power in June.

According to UPI, “there were 190 executions carried out during the first half of 2013” while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president. 

However, there have already been 370 more executions under Rouhani since June of this year.

Consequently, an October report to the U.N. General Assembly’s Third Committee indicates “the situation of human rights in Iran remains a source of concern with no sign of improvement.” This report not only cites “waves of executions” but also “consistent violations of [the] civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of the Iranian people” via “the regime’s official laws.” 

In June, CNN reported that Rouhani was the “centrist” candidate in Iran’s election.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

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