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…

Tunisia sentences man to death for murder and rape of infant

Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui
Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui
An Army Corporal accused of murdering a four-year-old child has been sentenced to death by firearm, the lawyer of the victim's family confirmed.

"The Permanent Military Court of Tunis, on Tuesday, pronounced the death penalty by firearm against the killer of child Yassine Aouachri," Zoubeir Yahyaoui added in a statement to Tunisian Agence Presse. 

The defendant has the right to appeal against the ruling.

Capital punishment can only take place when it is validated by the President of the Republic. 

The last time capital punishment was used in Tunisia was in 1991.

Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui, 25, was charged with misappropriation of a minor, using violence that resulted in the death, rape, sequestration and maltreatment of a juvenile with premeditation.

The 4-year-old child, who was abducted on 17 May 2016 in front of a primary school in the Mellassine neighbourhood, was found murdered the same day in an abandoned house in Cite Hellal.

Yahyaoui had made 4 attempts to kidnap a child before capturing Yassine.

Source: Middle East Monitor, January 3, 2017

Tunisie : Peine capitale pour l’assassin du petit Yassine

Le soldat Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui a été condamné à la peine capitale pour le viol et le meurtre, en mai dernier, du petit Yassine.

Le tribunal militaire de Tunis a condamné, mardi 3 janvier 2017, Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui (25 ans) à la peine de mort par fusillade.

Incarcéré, depuis le 17 mai 2016, pour le viol et le meurtre, le même jour, de Yassine (4 ans) à Mellassine, quartier populaire l’ouest de Tunis, Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui a indiqué au juge qu’il souffrait de troubles psychiques, affirmant ne pas être responsable de ses faits et gestes.

Les différentes expertises effectuées ont démontré qu’il est conscient et responsable et doit être jugé pour son crime odieux qui a ébranlé la Tunisie.

Source: Kapitalis, 3 janvier 2017

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