Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fwd: Iran

'An estimated 560 people have been executed in Iran this year, including as many as 250 since President Hasan Rouhani took office in August, according to human rights advocates. In the two weeks between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, Iranian officials hanged a record 50 people, mostly for drug offenses, according to International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran…


But the phone conversation is not believed to have touched on human rights violations, despite the fact that Iran's prisons are filled with journalists, bloggers, political activists, Christians and Bahai's who have been arrested and are being held for compromising national security or going against the teachings of Islam.'




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