Agence France-PresseFebruary 21, 2014 12:20
At least 80 people have been executed in Iran so far this year, marking a rise in its use of capital punishment, the UN's human rights office said Friday.
"We are deeply concerned about the reported spike in executions in Iran since the beginning of this year," said Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN high commissioner for human rights.
"In just over seven weeks, at least 80 people have been executed. Some reliable sources indicate the figure could be as high as 95," the told reporters.