Iran | Death Penalty According to Shariah Law

Chapter III of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran contains provisions related to the rights of the people.  In this Chapter, Article 22 states: “The dignity, life, property, rights, domicile, and occupations of people may not be violated, unless sanctioned by law.” However, the number of crimes punishable by death in Iran is among the highest in the world. Charges such as “adultery, incest, rape, sodomy, insulting the Prophet Mohammad and other great Prophets, possessing or selling illicit drugs, theft and alcohol consumption for the 4th time, premeditated murder, moharebeh (waging war against God), efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth), baghy (armed rebellion), fraud and human trafficking” are capital offences.[1] Many of the charges punishable by death cannot be considered as “most serious crimes” and do not meet the ICCPR standards.[2] Murder, drug possession and trafficking, rape/sexual assault, moharebeh and efsad-fil-arz and baghy are the most common charges resulting

Young Iranian sentenced to death for drinking will not be executed

The Iranian judiciary acquitted a young man, identified only by his first name Mohsen, sentenced to death for repeated alcohol consumption, ISNA news agency reported.

The acquittal came after the man denied drinking alcohol and regretted previous incidents of alcohol consumption.

The 22 year old, who had already been arrested three times for drinking and disturbing the public peace, was once again been found drunk on the street in Tehran and was arrested by police.

On the same day (February 9) Iran hanged a man for murdering four boys, Tehran Emrooz newspaper reported. The man, who was not identified, was to have been hanged in public in the central city of Yazd. Due to a curb on public executions imposed by the head of Iran's judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, the execution took place in prison.

Source: Hands Off Cain

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