24 Feb 09
2008 Annual Report: At Least 350 Executions in 2008 in Iran
At least 282 people were executed in 2008 in Iran. At least 2 people were stoned to death in 2008. 4 women and 9 juvenile offenders were among those executed. It is well known that the actual numbers of executions in Iran are much higher than the official numbers. A top ranking official in the Iranian intelligence service, commenting execution of an alleged spy, said “We normally do not execute the spies, and whenever we execute them, we normally do not broadcast news of the execution”.