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…

Iran: Man publicly flogged for drinking alcohol

A video was recently published on the internet showing the State Security Forces publicly flogging a man in Torbat-e Jam in in Khorasan Province for drinking liquor. (Warning: This video contains disturbing audio content.)

A corrupt theocracy, barbaric and medieval punishments.

Source: Iran HRM, August 9, 2017

Iranian Police Arrest Dozens Of ‘Half-Naked’ Teenagers At Mixed Pool Party

A policewoman looks out of a van of Iran's morality police in Tehran, Iran.
A policewoman looks out of a van of Iran's morality police in Tehran.
RFL/RE – Iranian police have detained dozens of young people at a pool party near the central city of Isfahan that authorities say involved dancing and alcohol, state media report.

The TV news website Iribnews.ir on August 9 said provincial forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and local police arrested 64 “half-naked” teenagers of both sexes at the party, which took place the day before.

The report said the party participants were dancing and drinking alcoholic beverages and that they posted videos of the party on social media to “encourage decadence.”

The Tasnim news agency said the party was reported to the authorities by neighbors.

Under Islamic law in Iran, drinking alcohol and holding parties involving unrelated men and women are forbidden.

Private parties are often raided by police, and participants are usually temporarily detained before being handed heavy fines.

On August 8, local officials in Kerman Province announced the closure of three “night party centers” and the arrest of 18 people.

Source: shabtabnews.com, August 10, 2017

Iran: The Launch of Special Women's Patrol Unit

"Visiting public places and dealing with offenders."
"Visiting public places and dealing with offenders."
NCRI - The Iranian regime's prosecutor in Qom announced the appointment of a women's special patrol to visit women's public places.

According to the judicial authority, "in line with the expansion of the hijab culture, the special patrol of the women of the Qom prosecutor's office, with the management of female judges, will visit women's places, galleries, swimming pools, sports halls, hairdressers and ...".

According to the government news agency of the young journalists club, Mahmoud Kahe, Qom prosecutor, said: "The Special Women’s Patrol of the Prosecutor Office will visit public places for women, and in the event of observing any anti-chastity acts, will deal with the offenders.”

In order to [oppress] more women and girls in Iran, he claimed that this measure was in line with expanding the culture of hijab and chastity in society and creating lasting peace and stability in the province.

Despite the rules of compulsory veiling and the suppression of Iranian women and girls under this pretext, a large proportion of women, especially the younger generation, have always resisted the compulsory veil and avoided it in various ways.

Source: NCRI, August 11, 2017

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