Iran | Man Saves Mother’s Murderer Before Own Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 29, 2023: Morad Biranvand was executed for drug-related charges in Khorramabad Central Prison. Prior to execution, he granted forgiveness to his mother’s murderer, saving his life from death row. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on 29 November. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Morad (Allah) Biranvand who was on death row for drug-related charges.

Libya court condemns five army officers to death in absentia

A Libyan military court on Wednesday ordered the execution of five army officers, who were being tried in absentia, on charges of indiscriminate shelling of civilians and of rape during the 2011 conflict.

The court in the eastern city of Benghazi also handed down 10-year prison terms to three soldiers charged with rape, who were present at the hearing, the official LANA news agency reported.

Colonel Gaith Isbaa, Colonel Saad Abdel Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Altaher Mohammed, Captain Khaled al-Akremi and First Lieutenant Mohammed Mohammed were condemned to death by firing squad.

This is the first time a court has issues the death penalty since the NATO-backed rebel uprising that toppled veteran dictator Moammar Qaddafi.

Rights organizations maintain that Libya's justice system is in urgent need of reform, with thousands of detainees held without process. Only a handful of Qaddafi-era officials are currently being tried in civilian courts.

Source: Agence France-Presse, November 7, 2012

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