Iran's state run Fars news agency reports that 20 drug smugglers have been hanged together today in a prison. Bringing to 34 the number of executions this week in Iran. And prompting human rights groups to express concerns about the mortality of those grabbed off the streets protesting.
We've already seen peaceful protesters being picked off by militia sharpshooters. And who can forget the image of Neda Agha-Soltan being shot - her last breaths taken as her eyes rolled back in her head - on the streets of Tehran?
Some 140 people have been executed in Iran thus far this year. A shameful statistic which places that nation only second behind China in the number of executions in 2009.