Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 12 / Trend T. Jafarov /
Three people have been publicly executed in Dehdasht town of the Iranian Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province this morning, Iranian news agency FARS reported today.
According to the information, they were executed for the brutal rape of a woman.
According to the international media, some 587 people were executed in Iran in 2012. The vast majority of these people were accused of drug trafficking and rape.
United Nations and Amnesty International have repeatedly urged Iran to abolish the death penalty.
Human rights activists believe that the actual number of executions in Iran is more than indicated in the official statistics.
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