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

Six executed in two Iranian cities

Iran Human Rights, October 23: Six prisoners were executed in two different Iranian cities. Three of the prisoners were convicted of Moharebeh (war against the God) and executed in the southeastern city of Zahedan while the three other prisoners were convicted of drug trafficking and executed in Qazvin (west of Tehran).

Three prisoners were executed in Zahedan (southeastern Iran) on Sunday October 21:

According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Baluchestan Province three prisoners identified as "Yahya Chari", Abdoljalil Kahrazehi and Abdolbaset Rigi were hanged in the prison of Zahedan early Sunday morning. The prisoners were convicted of "corruption on earth" and "Moharebeh" through connection with "terrorist" groups in Baluchestan.

The charges have not been confirmed by independent sources.

Three prisoners were executed in Qazvin (west of Tehran) today October 23:

According to the official Iranian news agency IRNA three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Qazvin early this morning. The prisoners are identified as "R. Ch." (27 years old), "H. Rh." (47 years old) and "H. S." (25 years old) and were all convicted of possession and trafficking of narcotic drugs.

None of the charges have been confirmed by independent sources.

Source: Iran Human Rights, October 23, 2012

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