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Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

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ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism, the collection of beliefs for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The revision says the church would work “with determination” for the abolition of capital punishment worldwide.
“I think this will be a big deal for the future of the death penalty in the world,” said John Thavis, a Vatican expert and author. “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church,” he added.
Sergio D’Elia, the secretary of Hands Off Cain, an association that works to abolish capital puni…

Iran: Mass Execution of 10 Prisoners and Mock Execution of 3 Others

Public execution, Iran
In a situation where the waves of nationwide uprising and the wave of social protests shake, the foundations of the mullahs' regime, and the Iranian people unanimously demand overthrown of this criminal and ominous system, Khamenei is trying to delay his doomed regime by intensifying killings and executions.

On Wednesday morning, February 14th, the regime's executioners hanged 10 prisoners collectively in a gruesome crime in Gohardasht Prison. 

The prisoners had been transferred to solitary confinement cells the day before awaiting their death sentence. 

One of the executed was an Afghan citizen.

The executioners laid 13 prisoners on the execution platform and put nooses around their neck. 

However, after observing the execution of 10 of their cell-mates, 3 of them were brought down and taken to their cells while they were not even able to talk after watching such a disturbing scene.

While expressing its deep disgust at this terrible crime and sympathizing with the executed families, the Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations and all international human rights organizations to take immediate and effective action to stop executions in Iran. 

Trade with this savage regime should be conditional on the improvement of the human rights situation, and the leaders of this regime should face justice for crimes against humanity.

Iranian Resistance urges all people, especially the youth, to protest against the executions and support the families of the victims. 

These terrible crimes will not cure any problem for this falling regime, and it only adds to the anger of the people and their determination to overthrow this criminal system.

Source: NCRI, February 15, 2018


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