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Executions in Iran Soar in 2022 Amid Increased Repression, Says Human Rights Group

Executions carried out by the Iranian regime soared by 88 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year, a new report from an Iranian human rights organization has revealed.

In its annual report on the state of human rights in Iran, the Human Rights News Agency (HRANA) — founded in 2005 by a group of advocates — observed that the majority of the executions were “reported by independent sources and human rights organizations, indicating that 65 percent of executions are carried out in secret or without any public notice.” A total of 565 executions were carried out, the report said, two of them in public.

Executions carried out by the Iranian regime soared by 88 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year, a new report from an Iranian human rights organization has revealed.

In its annual report on the state of human rights in Iran, the Human Rights News Agency (HRANA) — founded in 2005 by a group of advocates — observed that the majority of the executions were “reported by independent sources and human rights organizations, indicating that 65 percent of executions are carried out in secret or without any public notice.” A total of 565 executions were carried out, the report said, two of them in public.

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