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Iran | Death Penalty According to Shariah Law

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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

Gaza: Hamas sentences killer to death

Execution in Gaza City, October 2013
October 24, 2013: Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers sentenced a murderer to death, the interior ministry said.

A court in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip sentenced a man whom it did not name to "death by hanging for the murder of Aliyan al-Tilbani" during an armed burglary at a biscuit factory, a statement from public prosecutor Ismail Jaber said.

Four other men were sentenced to life in prison and forced labour, for taking part in the burglary during Tilbani's father was also wounded.

Source: Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2013

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