Good times continue to roll in Iran, according to the Wall Street Journal:
Iran has dramatically increased executions over the past decade and abused the rights of students, women, journalists and religious minorities, according to a new United Nations report. . . .It cites an “alarming increase” in executions, from fewer than 100 people in 2003 to more than 650 in 2011. . . . It said at least 15 men and women face sentences of death by stoning on charges of adultery. . . .The report also said 42 journalists are currently in prison, more than any other country, and are often barred from appearing at their own trials. It said 364 university students have been deprived of education for life “on the basis of their political and student activities critical of government or university policies.”
Journalists in jail? People stoned for adultery? Executions for small offenses? Student protesters repressed?Obviously, this is a regime whose word can be trusted.