There was a report put out by Amnesty International which stated that in the Middle East, Iran leads the way in credible reports of executions. They had more than 300 executions in 2010 (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) and the US State Department reports that Iran executed 312 people last year.
In 2002, President George W. Bush called Iran part of an axis of evil (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) and issued warnings about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Iran has maintained that their nuclear ambitions are only for peaceful purposes, like producing electricity, but 10 years later much of the world is still concerned that Iran is attempting to create nuclear weapons.
One of the most significant events in recent history that really illustrates the types of crimes that Iran will commit against its own people occurred in 1988 when there was a brutal massacre of political prisoners. Ayatollah Khomeini (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) decided to dissolve the category of political prisoners and in order to do this, they were put to death.
In 1979 Iran was going through a time of significant political changes and according to one account I found online from a person who claims to have been there and lived through some of the horrible events of that time, state-sponsored vigilantes attacked political rallies on a regular basis. They also attacked the offices (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html) and publishing houses of any group that opposed the new government. This person said that by early in 1981 the Islamic Republic was completely devoid of any republicanism and theocracy was the new form of government. Iran was now a dictatorship operating under the guise of religion.
Anyone who opposed the new government was either imprisoned or executed. According to another account I found online, by 1985 somewhere in the neighborhood of 13,000 people who opposed the Ayatollah had been executed. This person also said that clerics used creative interpretation (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) of various medieval Islamic laws to justify torture. According to these clerics, torturing prisoners was allowed under Islamic law and was called Ta Ezir which means discretionary punishment. Apparently, any prisoner who lied to interrogators would receive as many as 74 lashes until they were ready to tell the truth.
Needless to say, Iran is not a place to visit on my bucket list. I think I will use my hotels.com coupon (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) and my frequent flyer miles to visit someplace a little friendlier.