Iranian authorities execute 12 prisoners: rights group

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Iran has carried out a mass execution of 12 inmates at a prison in its southeast, an NGO said on Tuesday, as concern grows over the rising number of executions in the Islamic Republic. The 11 men and one woman – convicted either on drugs-related or murder charges – were hanged on Monday morning in the main prison of Zahedan in Sistan-Baluchestan province close to the borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan, Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) said. #Iran: 12 Baluch minorities were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 6 June. 5 men and a woman were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for m…

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