Iran has executed ten people in one day. The condemned, nine men and a woman were all convicted of murder. Human rights groups say the number of executions in Iran has increased substantially as the result of a government offensive against "immoral behavior." Amnesty International says Iran carried out 317 death sentences last year. Only China executed more people: 470. Iran has rejected all criticism of its executions, arguing that it is simply enforcing Islamic law. (Radio Netherlands)

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