UN Rights Office: Iran Has Executed 209 People Since January, Describing Its Record As ‘Abominable’

 – Iran has executed 209 people so far this year, a spokesperson for the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, describing its record as “abominable” and calling for them to halt.

“The U.N. Human Rights chief Volker Turk today expressed dismay at the frighteningly high number of executions this year in Iran,” Ravina Shamdasani told a Geneva press briefing. “On average so far this year, over 10 people are put to death each week in Iran, making it one of the world’s highest executors,” she added, saying most were for drug-related offences.

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(Reporting by Emma Farge. Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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