Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:41
Three top UN human rights experts have appealed to Iran to declare a moratorium on the death penalty.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 12:52
Iran executed some 670 people last year, most of them for drug crimes that do not merit capital punishment under international law and more than 20 for offences against Islam.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 20:18
Iran has hanged four people for crimes ranging from drug trafficking, rape and murder, local media said.
Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:23
Murder, rape, drug trafficking and adultery are among crimes punishable by death in Iran.
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