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…

Saudi Arabia executes three for drug trafficking and murder

Public execution in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
Public execution in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
September 29, 2016: three prisoners were executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking and murder.

Amjad Hussein Ashraf Shah - Pakistani National – was executed in Jeddah governorate for smuggling a quantity of heroin.

Another pakistani national, Ayub Khan Manqal Khan, was put to death in the Eastern Region for heroin trafficking.

The Ministry of the Interior confirmed to the public that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' government is keen on fighting drugs of all kinds due to their serious damage to individuals and the society and that perpetrators of such crimes shall be legally punished.

Saudi national Saqr bin Shawi bin Meklhaf Al-Saadi Al-Sulbi was executed in the Governorate of Rafha.

The Criminal Court convicted him of stabbing to death his compatriot Talal bin Saad bin Farhan Al-Saadi following a heated argument.

Sources: SPA, GDN Online, Hands Off Cain, September 29, 2016

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