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Iran on 'execution spree' of Kurdish, Baluchi minorities, Amnesty says

A total of 94 people of any background were executed in January and February, according to Amnesty International. 
People take part in a protest against the execution of Iranian footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani -sentenced to death within protests following the death of Mahsa Amini- and to demand human righst in Iran, in front of the Iranian embassy in Mexico City on December 19, 2022. - Amir Nasr-Azadani was arrested in the city of Isfahan two days after allegedly taking part in an "armed riot" in which three security agents were killed.(Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)

A human rights watchdog accused Iran on Thursday of targeting the country’s minorities in an "execution spree."

Amnesty International said in a press release that 14 Kurds, 13 Baluchis and one Arab have been executed this year following “grossly unfair trials.” The London-based organization observed a “chilling escalation in the use of the death penalty as a tool of repression against ethnic minorities.” 

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