Iran executes men of entire village for drug smuggling

Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi in August 2015. (Tasnim News Agency/Mohammad Ali Marizad)

Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi in August 2015. (Tasnim News Agency/Mohammad Ali Marizad)

Vice president says action was necessary to prevent crime spreading; Iran is world’s second bigger user of death penalty, after China

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IS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave of horror says UN

Islamist flag flying in fields in the area of Sayed Ghareeb, some 70 kilometres north of Baghdad, Iraq, on January 2, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Sawaf)

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Survivors Recount Horror of Islamic State Execution

Wall Street Journal

Published on Oct 31, 2014

As the rebel Free Syrian Army claim control of the majority of Kobani, Human Rights Watch release testimony from survivors of an Islamic State mass-execution. WSJ’s Mark Kelly reports.

UN concerned about Iran’s ‘surge of executions’

Ahmed Shaheed addresses the UN General Assembly in 2005. (photo credit: AP/John Marshall Mantel)

Ahmed Shaheed addresses the UN General Assembly in 2005. (photo credit: AP/John Marshall Mantel)

Ahmed Shaheed says 850 people put to death in Islamic Republic in past 15 months, the world’s highest death-penalty rate

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