Executions

The Islamic Republic of Iran executes the second-highest number of people annually in the world: in 2011, for instance, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed 660 people. In Iran, capital punishment can be imposed on appeal, thereby acting as a deterrent to appeals in criminal cases. Juveniles can also be subjected to capital punishment, in violation of peremptory norms. Moreover, capital punishment is not limited to violent crimes. Adultery, drug offenses, sodomy (consensual or otherwise), apostasy (conversion from Islam), "insulting the prophet", and vague national security crimes like "sowing corruption on Earth" are all punishable by death. Meanwhile, capital punishment cases are often marked by weak evidentiary standards, as outlined by some of the documents listed below.

Executions In 2012

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2011

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in December 2010. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. ... Read more

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2012

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2012. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. ... Read more

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2013

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2013. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. ... Read more