Iran: Written statement to the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
This statement summarizes AI's human rights concerns in Iran in 1992. AI recorded more than 260 executions but believes the true number of executions may be far higher. Many executions were for criminal offences, particularly drug smuggling. Over 140 political executions were reported. Individuals, including Christians and Baha'is, continued to be persecuted on account of their religion. Hundreds of political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience remained in prison and over 500 were arrested following violent protests in April-June. AI continued to be concerned about unfair trials. Torture continued to be reported, as did forms of judicial punishment such as amputation. At least four people were killed outside Iran in circumstances suggesting extrajudicial execution.