Harrowing Realities Of Iran’s Torture Chambers

Four decades of the clerical regime’s rule in Iran has left thousands of victims through widespread practice of torture and ill-treatment with impunity.
Torture has been institutionalized in the regime’s punishment laws and is sanctioned by the Judiciary as well as the regime officials.
Hadi Sadeghi, Deputy Chancellor of the Judiciary was quoted by the state-run ISNA news agency on May 30, 2018, as saying, “There is no precepts of imprisonment in Islam, so we need to seek alternative punishments. Physical punishment is much more effective than imprisonment, and the punishment of flogging is much more effective in Islam. But, the human rights agencies do not have a good idea on this matter.”
The state-run Fars news agency cited Judiciary spokesperson Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, on January 17, 2018 as stressing on cross amputation for offenders where their opposite hand and foot are amputated.
“Other punishments we have in mind for those who create insecurity in the society include ex…

Pakistan SC maintains death sentence of man involved in Gujrat killing

The Supreme Court on Monday maintained death penalty of Ashraf Baho, who was involved in the killing of 5 people at Shaheen Chock Gujrat, while changing the death penalty of Nasar into life in prison.

A 5-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed hearing of the case in which it was informed by the prosecutor that 2 proclaimed offenders have not been arrested so far.

The apex court expressed annoyance over inapprehension of proclaimed offenders Tahir and Imran Baloki. 

It directed DPO Gujrat to arrest and present the offenders before the court within a week. 

Justice Ameer Hani Muslim in satirically thanked the police department for arresting culprits in instalments. 

He remarked that 2 proclaimed offenders were not arrested despite passage of 16 years, adding that society would benefit if police performed its duty efficiently.

Source: Pakistan Today, March 14, 2016

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