Iran Executions Report 2018: Rouhani vs Ahmadinejad

March 1, 2019, 6:25 a.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 1, 2019: The 11th Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, by Iran Human Rights (IHR), is being published 18 months into the second term of Hassan Rouhani’s presidential period. According to reports by IHR at least 3500 people have been executed during the 5.5 years of the presidency of Hassan Rouhani. 


The figures above show the reported execution numbers during the two presidential terms of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (from June 2005 to June 2013) and 5.5 years of the presidency of Hassan Rouhani (July 2013 to December 2018). The figures are based on reported numbers and the actual numbers are probably higher. There are bigger margins for error for the numbers under the first round of Ahmadinejad’s presidency.

A review of Mr. Rouhani’s 5.5 years as President shows that the average monthly number of the executions under his presidency was 53, compared to an average of 35 monthly executions during the two periods of the previous president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.