The UN expert on human rights in Iran says last year saw increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and continuing violations of the right to life, liberty and a fair trial in the Islamic Republic, including 253 reported executions of adults and children.
Men hold up a man hanged in public, to prevent his execution, after he was pardoned by the family of the policeman he was convicted of killing, in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. (File photo: AP)
Nasrin Sotoudeh. (AFP)