Iran executed 670 in 2011, says U.N. investigator

Reuters :
GENEVA - Iran executed some 670 people last year, most of them for drug crimes that do not merit capital punishment under international law and more than 20 for offences against Islam, a United Nations investigator said on Monday.
The investigator, former Maldives foreign minister Ahmed Shaheed, also reported what he said were a wide range of violations by Iran of U.N. human rights accords, from abuse of minorities to persecution of homosexuals and labor unions.
Shaheed was delivering his first report to the U.N.’s 47-nation Human Rights Council on the rights situation in the country since being appointed last year. It was dismissed by Iran as a 'compilation of baseless allegations.’
'It is with great concern that I report the significant increase in the rate of executions in Iran from 200 in mid-September 2011 to over 600 executions by the end of the year،' Shaheed told the council.
Figures in his detailed report showed that by December 31, 421 executions had been officially announced and 249 secret ones had been reported to him by sources inside and outside the country…
He told a news conference that even among those officially executed for drug offences there were strong indications that many had originally been arrested for resisting the regime or similar offences and had the narcotics charges added later.
A table in his report showed execution, a sentence that can also be handed down in Iran for homosexual relationships, had soared steadily to near 700 from just under 100 in 2003. In 2010, it was around 550.

مأمور تحقیق سازمان ملل می‌گوید، ایران 670تن را در سال 2011 اعدام کرد
یک مأمور تحقیق سازمان ملل روز دوشنبه گفت، ایران حدود 670نفر را سال گذشته اعدام کرد، که اکثر آنها به‌خاطر جرایم مواد مخدر بود که طبق قانون بین‌المللی مستحق مجازات مرگ نیست و بیش از 20 مورد به‌خاطر توهین به اسلام بوده است.
احمد شهید، وزیر خارجه سابق مالدیو، در گزارش خود هم‌چنین به طیف گسترده‌یی از نقض توافقهای حقوق‌بشری سازمان ملل توسط ایران، از بدرفتاری با اقلیتها گرفته تا تحت پیگرد قرار دادن همجنس‌گرایان و اتحادیه‌های کارگری اشاره کرد. (خبرگزاری رویتر- 22/12/1390)


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