Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (MARCH 13, 2018): The 10th annual report on the death penalty in Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM shows that in 2017 at least 517 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
This number is comparable with the execution figures in 2016 and confirms the relative reduction in the use of the death penalty compared to the period between 2010 and 2015. 
Nevertheless, with an average of more than one execution every day and more than one execution per one million inhabitants in 2017, Iran remained the country with the highest number of executions per capita.
2017 Annual Report at a Glance:
At least 517 people were executed in 2017, an average of more than one execution per day111 executions (21%) were announced by official sources.Approximately 79% of all executions included in the 2017 report, i.e. 406 executions, were not announced by the authorities.At least 240 people (46% of all executions) were executed for murder charges - 98 more than in 2016.At le…

Somaliland: Six Executed for Murder

January 11, 2016: Somaliland government carried out the execution of 6 prisoners in different regions of the country. 

The 6 included a soldier who killed a police officer recently in Berbera.

The execution of these people took place in Daraweyene, Mandheera and Borama. 

All were convicted criminals according to the local press.

Sources mention that the execution order was signed by President Siilaanyo for the six men in order to mitigate the situation after murder-related cases have increased in the recent times. 

Sources: somalilandinformer.com, Somaliland Nation News, January 11, 2016

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