Pub­lic Ex­e­cu­tions Pro­hib­ited

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Iran’s chief judge has ruled that ex­e­cu­tions will no longer rou­tinely take place in pub­lic, the of­fi­cial IRNA news agency re­ported Wed­nes­day.

Ay­a­tol­lah Mah­moud Hashemi Shahroudi, a mod­er­ate con­ser­va­tive cleric, also banned pub­lish­ing pic­tures and broad­cast­ing video footage of ex­e­cu­tions, the re­port said.

Ex­e­cu­tions can now be car­ried out in pub­lic only af­ter spe­cial ap­proval by the head of the ju­di­ciary, the re­port said.

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