Iran executed one citizen per day in 2011, according to a report published yesterday by Amnesty International.
Among the “crimes” punishable by death in Iran are adultery and homosexuality.
Officially, Tehran executed 360 people last year but Amnesty said that this does not “account for the probable extent of Iran’s use of the death penalty – Amnesty International has had credible reports of substantial numbers of executions not officially acknowledged.”
Amnesty says the real number of executions in Iran were at least double the government figure. Several were juveniles. In numerous cases executions were carried out based on “confessions” extracted from suspects after torture, according to Amnesty.
It is interesting that when Amnesty International releases reports on Israel, the BBC, the world’s biggest broadcasting network, and other Western broadcasters, almost always highlight them -- in the BBC’s case often as their lead world news story. But Amnesty’s reports on Iran and other countries hardly seem to be given the same prominence by the BBC and others.
While you're still with Tom Gross, see this bit of Hot Spit at the same link:
CLASS ACTION SUIT FILED AGAINST JIMMY CARTER FOR DELIBERATE MISREPRESENTATIONS IN ANTI-ISRAEL BOOK
Claiming that “Perhaps no individual more than former American President Jimmy Carter has sought every possible opportunity to defame the Jewish State and endeavored to challenge its right to exist,” a class action suit has been filed in the U.S. against the former president and the Simon & Schuster publishing company alleging that “Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, contained numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author’s agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised.”
The suit, captioned Unterberg et al. v. Jimmy Carter et.al (11 cv 0720), filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks compensatory and punitive damages against the defendants....
.... This is the first known suit against a former President and a publishing house for violating consumer protection laws by knowingly publishing inaccurate information while promoting a book as factual.