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When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  

NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.
This was not a surprising turn of events. In each case, recourse to the courts had been exhausted. In each case Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, declined to intervene, though there were many r…

Eight Prisoners Including Two Afghans Executed in Iran

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Iran Human Rights (Apr 19, 2018): Eight prisoners most of whom were charged with murder were secretly executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.

According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, April 18, eight prisoners most of whom were charged with murder were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.

One of the prisoners were identified as Akbar Eftekhari from ward 6, who had been in prison for 14 years on murder charges. 

Five other prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement from different wards of the same prison.

The two other prisoners were Afghans transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison from Ghezel Hesar Prison in order to be executed.

An informed source told IHR, “Unusually strict security measures were taken for these executions to keep them secret.”

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges.

There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.

Source: Iran Human Rights, April 21, 2018


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