IRAN EXECUTIONS

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The Man They <em>Could</em> Hang (Twice)

Amnesty International is urging Iran to halt the execution of a man who was found alive in a morgue after he survived a hanging last week.  The 37-year-old man, identified as Alireza M, was found gui...
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Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For Strength

Beyond doubt, this is the bloodiest period in Iran's contemporary history. A former political prisoner described how she was savagely beaten while six-months pregnant, while yet another spoke about a 14-year-old boy crying for his mother as the noose was put around his neck. Violence is often mistaken as a sign of strength. The exact contrary is true: Violence is the ultimate sign of weakness.