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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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Malaysia: Trio may face death penalty for drug trafficking

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3 suspects may face the death penalty if found guilty after police found them with 1.9kg of cannabis believed obtained from a supplier in Kuala Lumpur via WeChat.

An operation carried out near a hotel at Bundusan at about 6pm last Friday saw a man and woman being nabbed with 6gm of the drug in their car.

District Police Chief DSP Mohd Haris Ibrahim said another suspect believed to be the supplier, who was walking towards the vehicle, tried to flee upon noticing police presence.

"He threw away a Poslaju package while trying to flee," Haris told a press conference at IPD Penampang, Monday.

He said the suspects allegedly received their supply from a dealer in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.

After making an arrangement via WeChat, the drug is sent over through Poslaju.

He added that the drug seized was worth about RM5,000. The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which could lead to the death penalty and under Section 6 of the same Act which leads to a fine or jail, or both.

In another drug case, police arrested 2 men believed to be in their 20s, one of them a local, in a bust at a house at Kampung Luyang Baru, here, at about 1.30pm on the same day.

The suspects attempted to evade arrest which led to 1 of them sustaining injuries on his face, back and legs from falling.

Further investigations led to the discovery of a packet of Syabu weighing 5.01gm from the suspect.

The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Source: Daily Express, June 12, 2018


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