Human Rights and the Death Penalty in Iran
A gathering has taken place in Geneva on June 11, 2007 to protest against human rights violations in Iran. On the initiative of Human Rights in Iran, this demonstration was supported by Hands Off Caïn, the International Committee against Torture, Rights & Democracy, and the Canadian Center for the Victims of Torture (CCVT), among others.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty reminds us on this occasion that Iran is second in the world, after China, of countries that perform executions. According to Human Rights in Iran, on the whole 356 people were condemned to death or executed during the year 2006, among whom were women and four minors. Forty executions took place in public.