26 October 2014

Hassan Rouhani - the smiling face of Tehran. Moderation really does it...

Reyhaneh Jabbari is 967th person to be executed since Hassan Rouhani became Iran's president in August last year
Over the last decade, Iran’s regime has typically hanged between 500 and 600 people every year, giving the country the highest number of executions in the world, apart from China. Unlike in China, however, hangings in Iran often take place in public.

The pace of executions has accelerated since Mr Rouhani became president: 381 people were hanged between his accession to office and 31 Dec 2013. Another 586 are known to have been put to death so far this year, including Miss Jabbari, according to a database maintained by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre.
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A veritable Smiley, the man is...