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Britain has begun the year by abandoning its strategy on the death penalty which had been in place since 2010, as executions in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan hit record numbers.
The UN has announced a new $20 million funding deal for anti-drug operations in Iran, despite drug related executions reaching a 16 year high.
n a rare public comment on the death penalty since he took office in June 2013, President Hassan Rouhani claimed Iran has hanged hundreds of drug offenders to prevent drug trafficking into Europe.
The UN has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as paving the to way a viable solution of the country's nuclear programme.
New analysis from the NGO Iran Human Rights shows over two thirds of executions in Iran so far this year can be linked to UN narcotics programmes funded by European states.
UK taxpayers’ money has enabled around 2,917 executions in Iran and more than 112 pending death sentences in Pakistan, says a report from legal charity Reprieve.
Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'
Iran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.
Faith leaders, religious communities and governments can working together for justice and peace, says the WCC.
The seventh round of a conversation between Christians and Muslims has been held in Tehran, Iran, this month.
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