Iran Carrying Out ‘Secret Executions,’ Disappearing Political Opponents

Deceiving world about number of state-ordered murders
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Iran has been caught carrying out “secret executions” of falsely imprisoned political opponents and is said to be poised to execute four more on charges of “enmity against God” and “corruption on Earth,” according to an Iranian opposition group and human rights observers apprised of the situation.

Obama Adviser Asks Iran to Release Imprisoned US Pastor

Human rights activists call for tougher stand on human rights abuses
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An adviser to President Barack Obama recently asked Iranian government officials to release imprisoned U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini amid repeated calls for the administration to take a tougher stand against human rights abuses in Iran.

Iran Killing More than Two People Per Day

Group: At least 320 executions in 2014
A man is prepared to be hanged in Iran / AP

Executions in Iran continue to soar to record-breaking levels in 2014, as more than two people are being killed every day and some 320 executions have taken place in the first five months of 2014 alone, according to human rights observers.

Iran’s Top Five Human Rights Abuses

Iranian Foreign Minister: 'We expect and demand respect for our dignity'
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared in a video Tuesday claiming that Iran has the right to enrich uranium and that there is a path forward in negotiations over its nuclear program.

West Criticizes, China Defends Human Rights Record at U.N.

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GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Western countries accused China on Tuesday of arresting activists, curbing Internet use and suppressing ethnic minorities, as the United Nations formally reviewed its rights record for the first time since Xi Jinping became president.