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A man executed a day After UN condemns Iran for “high frequency of executions”

A man was hanged in public in a Iran northern city a day after the United Nations General Assembly’s third committee adopted the UN’s 61st resolution condemning human rights abuses in Iran and urged the regime to stop the executions.

The prisoner identified as H. Mirjani, 32, was hanged in Velayat Square in the city of Qaemshahr.

The execution that comes after the adoption of the resolution that expressed its "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations" in Iran, notably the “alarming high frequency of executions and increase of the carrying-out of the death penalty in the absence of internationally recognized safeguards, including public executions,” demonstrates the Iranian regime’s disregard for international concerns.

Since the start of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency a year ago, the executions in Iran have taken on an unprecedented scale with over 1000 executions.

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