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  3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

EU to Expand Iran Sanctions over Human Rights

The European Union is scheduled to vote, next week, on expansion of sanctions against Iran because of human-rights violations, according to diplomatic sources.

The scheduling of the vote follows reports of increased executions of prisoners in Tehran, including minors. There has also been an increase in reports of torture in prisons throughout the country.