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…

Head of Iran Regime Assembly of Experts: Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs

"Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs"
"Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs"
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s head of the Assembly of Experts, mullah Ahmad Jannati, while claiming cyberspace and social media can lead young people astray and their danger is more than (the danger of) drugs, theft and other social problems, demanded more crackdowns on cyberspace activists*.

According to state-run Entekhab website, mullah Jannati on Saturday December 31 in a meeting with the Kish Island Police Chief said they should take measures with full force to deal with and confront the potential damage of cyberspace and added: “Cyberspace affects the ideas, thoughts and behavior of the young people and you should make the success that you have achieved in the fight against this phenomenon in Kish available to other people so that they also benefit from these experiences.”

“Cyberspace is one of the regime’s and country’s important issues of the day and other issues are secondary,” he said.

The regime’s Kish Island Police Chief pointed out that in addition to the measures taken against cyberspace activity, the repressive plan against women and the so-called improper veiling in also the police priority and said: “The issue of (women’s) veiling is another priority of the police in Kish Island. There are more than 40 religious delegations in Kish and with their participation the duty of ‘promotion of virtue and prevention of vice’ is done very well, and in Bazaar (markets), Basiji women voluntarily perform this duty.”

* Death Penalty News is currently banned in Iran.

Source: NCRI, January 3, 2017

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