Unfortunately a record of the abhorrent kind:
In the first 2 weeks of this year alone, Iran has already executed 47 people. And that is the official number. As the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran points out, this means that one person is executed every 8 hours.
After 179 reported executions in 2010, it looks like the Islamic Republic of Iran is seriously set on becoming the number one state murderer (in per capita terms).
Most executions in Iran are carried out by hanging.