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…

Libyan Muslims Throw Alleged Gay Men Off Rooftop

Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
With the poisonous gas attack in Syria, the world is seeing once again the lack of respect for life of the innocent.

But just days before the gas attack another horrific incident occurred overseas.

A video of Muslim men throwing accused homosexuals from a rooftop in Libya was posted to Twitter by a local journalist on Sunday. 

The killing was done as a form of punishment for disobeying the Sharia law, a strict interpretation of an Islamic set of principles, according to Tarek Fatah.

The authenticity of the video was unclear, but in the 45-second clip, apparent Muslims can be seen chanting "Allah-U-Akbar" as they throw four purportedly gay people off a rooftop. 

The incident allegedly took place in Libya, and the date, as well as the victims' gender, were unknown. 

Towards the end of the clip, a bystander walked toward the unmoving bodies. 

However, it remained unclear if he was a part of the act since he stood on the sidewalk as the bodies dropped one by one.

Under Sharia law, homosexuality "is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death," according to TheReligionofPeace.com.

Source: Instinct Magazine, Adam Dupuis, April 5, 2017

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Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017