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…

ISIS militants throw gay man off roof in latest video

A gay man was thrown off a building top by ISIS militants in Mosoul, Iraq in May 2015 (file photo)
A gay man was thrown off a building top by ISIS militants in Mosoul, Iraq
in May 2015 (file photo)
LONDON: A gruesome propaganda video showing ISIS terrorists throwing a man accused of being homosexual off the roof of a building has emerged on social media this week.

After the man plunges to his death, other men waiting at the bottom of the building run towards his body and pelt it with stones.

The footage titled 'The Voice of Virtue in Deterring Hell' includes a number of shocking scenes including a beheading, 'Daily Mirror' reports.

Another part of the video, released on April 6 on ISIS terrorist channels, shows a blindfolded man knelt on the floor waiting to be beheaded and another prisoner with his arm stretched out on a table as militants prepare to cut his hand off.

The video, believed to be shot in Syria, then cuts to ISIS fighters destroying and burning Christian relics and pulling a cross down off the top of a church as well as destroying bottles of alcohol.

The professionally shot, edited and produced video cuts between piles of rocks used for stoning and large crowds gathering for prayer.

The allegedly gay man is thrown from the roof of the building, before another blindfolded and kneeling man is brutally beheaded.

The video then shows the body of the man thrown to his death being stoned by a waiting crowd.

ISIS is known for its brutal treatment of homosexuals and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that in January this year alone around 25 gay men were murdered by ISIS.

Source: PTI, April 8, 2016

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Below is a video purportedly released by the Islamic State which shows two men accused of homosexuality being thrown from a building and stoned by a crowd once they hit the ground. The video was released August 14, 2015.

In the video, a masked man reads the charges against the accused gay men before they are led up onto a rooftop and thrown off. A crowd of men wait below and once their bodies hit the ground, they stone them. Afterwards they wash both bodies and prepare them for burial.


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