January 20, 2011
Iran's 'execution binge'
It seems that the UN's General Assembly's and Columbia University's favorite speaker, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, presides over a country that is not only building nuclear weapons to destroy hundreds of thousands of perceived enemies outside Iran but is also on an "execution binge" against its own people. According to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Since the beginning of the New Year, Iran has hanged 47 prisoners, or an average of about one person every eight hours. Iran executes more people per capita than any other country, and in absolute numbers, is second only to China. (snip)According to information received by and reported by the Campaign, the number of executions in Iran is apparently even higher than previously reported. Multiple and reliable reports indicate that secret, mass executions of more than a hundred have taken place in Mashad's Vakilabad prison.Actually, in Iranian parlance, many of those executed aren't really Iranian;...(Read Full Post)