An estimated 560 people have been executed in Iran this year, including as many as 250 since President Hasan Rouhani took office in August, according to human rights advocates.
The numbers come even as Tehran is trying to prove the outside world that it is moderate.
According to Fox News, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said that in the two weeks between 11 and 25 September, Iranian officials hanged a record 50 people for drug offenses, according to.
Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the human rights group, said that while Rouhani was promoting a softer image of Iran internationally during his visit to New York two weeks ago, it was a usual business in Iran that hundreds of people were hanged to death following unfair trials.
Ghaemi said that since Rouhani's inauguration, the increasing number of prisoners being sent to the gallows is indefensible.
--ANI (Posted on 17-10-2013)