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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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At National Peace Officers' memorial service, Trump calls for death penalty for cop killers

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President Trump delivered remarks at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the Capitol on Tuesday where he demanded stronger protections for law enforcement officials and an end to ambush-style attacks of police officers across the country.

"The Trump administration has a policy and it's very clear: We will protect those who protect us," the president said in front of the Capitol building.

He added, to loud applause from the audience, "We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty -- bring it forth."

The president, speaking beside Attorney General Jeff Sessions, called on the Justice Department to do "everything in its power to defend the lives of american law enforcement" to help "end attacks on our police."

"If we want to bring down violent crime then we must stand up for our police, we must condemn dangerous anti police prejudice." The president said the country needs to now show "appreciation, gratitude and respect" for police officers.

The annual event honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, bringing together members of the law enforcement community with families of those who lost their lives in 2017 and years prior. The president delivered a solemn message to young children of officers killed during duty present at the memorial service: "Your moms and dads were among the bravest Americans to ever live."

"When danger came when darkness fell, when distraction loomed, they did not flinch. They were not afraid. They did not falter," he said. He added, "Their immortal legacy lives on in each and every one of you. Today, every American heart bleeds blue."

Following the morning event, the president was slated to attend Senate Republicans' weekly policy lunch on the Hill where he is expected to discuss the administration's legislative agenda.

Source: CBS News, Emily Tillett, May 15, 2018


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