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Iran: Further Information on UA 235/88 – Iran: Death Penalty: Political Executions

, Index number: MDE 13/017/1988

Amnesty International has on previous occasions expressed its concern about reports of political executions taking place in Iran. Further confirmation that a new wave of political executions has taken place in recent months emerged in a statement by Ayatollah Montazeri, Ayatollah Khomeini’s designated successor, to the annual meeting of the Association of Muslim Students held earlier this month and reported in the British newspaper The Independent on 15 October 1988.

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