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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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Kasur rape and murder case: Pakistan Supreme Court rejects convict’s appeal against death penalty

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The six-year-old girl’s body was found in a heap of trash days after she went missing from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by a convict challenging the death sentence awarded to him for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl in Kasur, Dawn reported.

A three-judge bench at the Lahore registry upheld the death penalty handed to the convict Imran Ali by an anti-terrorism court.

The girl’s father thanked the top court and the Joint Investigation Team for maintaining the verdict. 

He also reiterated that the convict should be publicly hanged, The Express Tribune reported.

The girl’s body was found in a heap of trash days after she went missing from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4. 

She was on her way to a tuition centre, and her parents were in Saudi Arabia for Haj. 

Her death triggered massive protests in the district, where there had been 11 similar cases over 12 months.

Ali was arrested on January 23. An anti-terrorism court handed him four counts of death penalty, one life term and a fine of 32 lakh Pakistani rupees (approximately Rs 18.63 lakh) in February.

Source: scroll.in, June 12, 2018


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