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

Vietnam arrests two Australian nationals carrying 3.5kg of drugs

Two Australian nationals have been caught carrying 3.5 kilograms of heroin at a Ho Chi Minh City airport, local customs officers said Sunday.

The customs unit at Tan Son Nhat International Airport identified the smugglers as J.N.A.J, 31, and 24-year-old K.C.G, both of whom held an Australian passport.

The drugs were discovered being secretly hidden in the passengers' luggage as it was being scanned at the airport.

The 2 and their trafficked substances have been handed over to city police.

Last Sunday Tan Son Nhat customs officers captured a 26-year-old Chinese woman who was bidding to illicitly bring 2.2kg of methamphetamine, also stashed in her luggage, into Vietnam.

The woman, Li Chunying, was then charged with "illegally transporting drugs" after being given to local anti-drug police.

Chunying had traveled through several countries before arriving in Vietnam, sources said.

Vietnamese authorities have seized about 24 kilos of drugs and more than 2,000 synthetic drug pills at Tan Son Nhat since the beginning of this year.

Trafficking in heroin weighing 100 grams or more could result in the death penalty, according to Vietnam's laws.

Source: Tuoi Tre News, October 28, 2013

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