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Iran: Kurds Tortured, Hanged: Zainab Jalaian and Mansur Arvand

Iran: Kurds Tortured, Hanged: Zainab Jalaian and Mansur Arvand | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...The Kurdish people, one of the largest minorities in Iran, have been heavily targeted by the Islamic Republic since its 1979 inception when Ayatollah Khomeini famously declared a "fatwa" [religious decree] against the province of Kurdistan and crushed opposing unrest by sending 110,000 troops complete with heavy artillery, fighter jets and armed helicopters. The fighting was so intense that residents were forced to flee into the harsh mountains. Kurdish men have been executed, dozens at a time.....

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Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran- 2013

Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran- 2013 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
With more than 687 executions, the number of the executions in 2013 in Iran were the highest in more than 15 years.  More than 68% of the executions have taken […]
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