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Iran: The death penalty is an inhumane punishment for death row prisoners, their families and society as a whole

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"Whether guilty or not, the outcome of the death penalty is the same. In Iran, the death penalty is by hanging, and it takes from several agonising seconds to several harrowing minutes for death to occur and for everything to be over."

Every year several hundred people are executed by the Iranian authorities.
According to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and other human rights groups, death row prisoners have often no access to a defence lawyer after their arrest and are sentenced to death following unfair trials and based on confessions extracted from them under torture. 
These are issues which have been addressed in IHR’s previous reports. The current report is based on first-hand accounts of several inmates held in Iran's prisons and their families. The report seeks to illustrate other aspects of how the death penalty affects the inmate, their families and, as a consequence, society.
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Antonin Scalia Liked Trump's Candidacy — Is Anyone Surprised?

Antonin Scalia
Notorious homophobe Antonin Scalia was reportedly intrigued by the candidacy of Donald Trump and spoke favorably of him for president, reports the Wall Street Journal in a not-so-suprising revelation. 

The Supreme Court justice known for his unvarnished dissent considered Trump “refreshing,” according to Bryan Garner, the author of a new book about Scalia, Nino and Me

“Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank,” Garner told the Wall Street Journal. He apparently made the comments in the last months before his death in February 2016.

The feeling was mutual, with Trump promising on the campaign trail to appoint a justice “in the mold” of the late justice. 

Trump went onto appoint Neil Gorsuch, saying it was Scalia “whose image and genius was in my mind throughout the decision-making process."

Scalia isn’t known among LGBT people for genius. Instead, he’s known for defending a ban on an anti-discrimination law in Colorado as “a modest attempt by seemingly tolerant Coloradans to preserve traditional sexual mores against the efforts of a politically powerful minority.” 

He supported laws banning gay sex, blasting “a law-profession culture that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda.” 

He lectured fellow justices for sending marriage equality nationwide. And the list of invective goes on and on. Here it is...

➤ Read Scalia’s Greatest Fits, as compiled by The Advocate.

Source: The Advocate, Lucas Grindley, January 15, 2018


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