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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Iran hangs woman for murder despite international pressure to spare her

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... self-defence but failed to sway judges at various stages of appeal and had been kept in prison since her arrest. Immediately after the execution, the Tehran state prosecutor's office issued ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lifts the veil slightly on its secretive spy agency networks

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:12pm by AP

    ... to the magazine, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi heads a coordination council overseeing 16 agencies. The Guard, Iran's most powerful military force, separately operates two agencies. ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s Hassan Rowhani failing to curb execution rates, says Ban Ki-moon

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Rowhani fails to curb execution rate, says UN Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. Rowhani, who won clearly in June, led Iran to a nuclear deal with world powers. But, perhaps wary ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Mahafarid Amir Khosravi executed in Iran over US$2.6b banking scam

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Billionaire executed over US$2.6b banking scam A billionaire businessman at the heart of a US$2.6 billion state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the 1979 Islamic revolution, was executed on Saturday, state television reported. Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, also known as Amir Mansour Aria, died at Evin prison, just north of Tehran, the TV reported. ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran bans vasectomies in effort to boost birth rate

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:07am by Reuters

    ... condoms had been widely available and family planning considered entirely normal. The law now goes to the Guardian Council- a panel of theologians and jurists appointed by the Supreme Leader who ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Iran hanging survivor 'won't be executed again', reports say

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Survivor of hanging 'won't be executed again' Iran has decided to spare the life of a convicted drug trafficker who survived a hanging, ... in a morgue facing execution for a second time. "The convict who survived... will not be executed again," Pour-Mohammadi said in remarks reported by the official IRNA news agency. ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian drug smuggler who survived execution to be hanged again

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Execution survivor to be hanged again On a Wednesday earlier this month, Alireza, a 37-year-old man jailed for smuggling drugs and sentenced to death in Iran, woke up to what ... caught the eyes of a worker who was preparing the corpse: vapour in the plastic cover he was wrapped in. Alizera was still alive. I am appalled by the ghastly plan to 're-execute' a man ...

  8. News - Asia - IRAN

    Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Taibad, Iran

    ... make up 73 per cent of those executed annually in Iran. Some Iranian officials have suggested that the Islamic republic should allow transit of narcotics through its territory if it is going ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Procurement for Iran’s banned nuclear programme has slowed, UN says

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:08am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... to procure items for prohibited activities.” The panel of experts, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, conducts investigations and reports to the UN Security Council committee monitoring ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Mother of murder victim in Iran forgives killer, halts his hanging

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... Balal must have thought he was about to take his last breath. Minutes earlier, crowds had watched as guards pushed him towards the gallows for what was meant to be yet another public execution ... stood. But what happened next marked a rarity in public executions in Iran, which puts more people to death than any other country apart from China. The victim's mother approached, slapped ...




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