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…

British Government Shuts Down Muslim School For Girls That Teaches Gay Men Should Be Executed

Students at Jamia Al-Hudaa Residential College for Girls were also reportedly told men should beat their wives.

A school for Muslim girls in England has been ordered to close after a former student revealed some of the homophobic and sexist lessons students were being taught.

Aliyah Saleem told authorities that students at the Jamia Al-Hudaa Residential College for Girls are told men should be allowed to beat their wives and that gay people should be killed.

“At least four girls accused of being lesbians were expelled during my time,” says Saleem. “Teachers and pupils discussed it openly.”

She says she was expelled in 2011 for owning a disposable camera, though administrators at the Nottingham boarding school maintain she was “disruptive.”

The Department for Education has cut funding for the academy’s residential program, which account for 85% of the student body. 

Officials claim students lack “opportunity to learn and make progress and receive effective preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in British society”.

The school insists the decision is “completely biased and unfair,” and has started a crowdfunding campaign to privately raise the more than $240,000 needed to remain open.

Earlier this month, an American-born cleric who said gay men’s heads should be chopped off was found to be teaching at another Muslim school in London.

Source: NewNowNext, Dan Avery, October 17, 2016

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