- 07 Sep
- Written by Edward Carney
According to informed sources, which track executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, at least three inmates were hanged on Sunday alone, suggesting that the high rate of executions is continuing from the previous two months, during which approximately 200 people were put to death. Iran has long maintained the highest per-capita rate of executions in the world, but the monthly rates vary dramatically, often diminishing around the time of national elections and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but then surging at other times. In total, it is estimated that approximately 3,500 inmates have been hanged since the supposedly moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013.