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…

Morocco: King Mohammed VI Pardons 1,272 Convicts on Throne Day

King Mohammed VI
On the the Throne Day, to be celebrated on Saturday in Morocco, King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 1,272 persons who were convicted by different courts across the Kingdom, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.

The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are 992:

-- 11 inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison term.

-- 939 inmates had their prison terms reduced.

-- Sentences for 23 convicts were commuted from death penalty to life imprisonment.

-- 19 inmates had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.

The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 280:

-- 53 inmates benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term.

-- 15 inmates had their prison sentences dropped and fines maintained.

-- 12 inmates benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines

-- 200 inmates had their fines annulled.

Pardon is granted to a number of prisoners by the Sovereign on the occasion of religious and major national celebrations.

Source: moroccoworldnews.com, July 31, 2016

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