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Call To Execution

This picture is an ad by the Khuzestan Province judiciary for two executions due to take place in Ahwaz this week.

The banner says that a drug trafficker will be executed at 4 p.m. on March 10 in a square in Ahvaz. The public execution of an “armed thief” accused of "moharebeh" (waging war against God) is advertised for March 13 at another location in Ahvaz.

Iran has one of the highest execution rates in the world, despite numerous calls by human rights activists to stop carrying out death sentences.

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