Human Rights Trial

Tribunal Probes Execution of 20,000 Political Prisoners in Iran

Peter Tatchell | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

In one very bloody seven month period, from August 1988 to February 1989, at least 4,500 people, some of them teenagers, were executed, according to Amnesty International. This works out at an average execution rate of one person almost every hour for over 200 days.