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WT: Iran executions surge amid U.S. nuclear talks

“Rights groups and regional analysts say Iran’s record may be worsening in the backdrop of potential detente with the West,” an article published Wednesday in The Washington Times reports.

“The situation is prompting some in Washington to criticize the Obama administration for not applying more public pressure on Tehran to adhere to international human rights standards.”

During the 14 months since Hassan Rouhani took office, the authorities in Iran have carried out nearly 1000 executions.

The report said that an advance copy of a book-length report on the executions titled “Behind Rouhani’s Smile” provided to The Washington Times by the National Council of Resistance of Iran notes the executions of at least 22 women since Hassan Rouhani took office and highlights more than a dozen cases of people younger than 18 accused of crimes and hanged.

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