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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: Two hanged at Gorgan Central Prison for 'waging war against God'

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Iran Human Rights (May 12, 2018): Two prisoners were hanged at Gorgan Central Prison on Moharebeh charges.

According to a report by IRIB News Agency, on the morning of Saturday, May 12, two prisoners were executed at Gorgan Central Prison. 

The prisoners were sentenced to death on the charge of “Moharebeh and corruption on earth”.

According to this report, the defendants were convicted of 13 murders and 80 armed robberies. 

The investigation of their case started in February 2017.

Based on the Islamic law, Moharebeh (waging war against God) and corruption on earth are crimes that are punished by heavy sentences such as execution and amputation.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 14, 2018


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