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…

Iraq: Gay men beheaded, thrown off building top by ISIS

This man was thrown off a high-rise building by ISIS just for being gay
This man was thrown off a high-rise building
by ISIS just for being gay
New shocking pictures have emerged of a man being thrown to his death from a high-rise building by ISIS for the ‘crime’ of being gay.

The blindfolded captive is seen held on the precipice of a high-rise building in Iraq.

A huge crowd, including many young children, watched. Some had stones in their hands to finish the job if necessary.

The victim is pushed off, falling 100ft on to the concrete below.

This murder comes after ISIS, also known as Da’esh and ISIL, released a propaganda video that delivered a clear, terrifying warning to what happens to gay people in countries under their control.

In the video, a series of punishments are shown. One man accused of being gay is thrown off a roof in front of a baying mob on the ground. Blindfolded, he is thrown head first onto a pile of rocks.

Writhing on the floor, he is finished off by being stoned to death by the mob.

Another man, also accused of being gay, is beheaded with a bloody sword. Another shot sees a body lying twisted on the ground. The decapitated head is on the body’s back. People watch and do nothing.

The video also shows a prisoner, arms stretched out, waiting to have his hand cut off for theft.

Dozens of LGBTI people have been killed by Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria. Gay people, according to ISIS, are the ‘worst of creatures’.

Source: Gay Star News, April 21, 2016

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