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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…

Iran: Man Hanged in Kerman Prison

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Iran Human Rights (April 12, 2018): A prisoner who was allegedly sentenced to death on murder charges was executed at Kerman Central Prison.

According to Baluch Activists Campaign, on the morning of Tuesday, April 10, a prisoner was executed at Kerman Central Prison. 

The prisoner, identified as Omid Damani, 33, was charged with murder.

Habibollah Sarbazi, Baluch human rights activist, told IHR, “Omid Damani was most probably executed on murder charges, and he was also charged with sedition. However, the exact charges are not indicated yet.”

The prisoner was buried in Iranshahr on April 12.

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 13, 2018


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