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        1/23/2014, Shevat 22, 5774

      UN Experts Slam Surge in Iranian Executions

      United Nations officials have condemned a recent surge in executions in Iran, after a report by Amnesty International revealed that an average of two people were executed every day so far in January 2014.

      The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and on summary executions, Christof Heyns, released a joint statement in which they denounced “the inherently cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of the death penalty.”