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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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Sri Lanka: List of drug traffickers with death penalty to be handed to President today; Judicial executioners sought

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The Ministry of justice says the list of convicted drug traffickers who were sentenced with capital punishment is ready to be produced before the President, today.

The list has been compiled by the Justice Ministry in accordance with an order issued by the President.

President, yesterday (11), stated that he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out large scale drug smuggling operations while in detention.

Reinstating of capital punishment was discussed at length at the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday (10).

Meanwhile, Department of Prisons said that they will discuss with the ministry on implementing the death penalty, in the coming few days.

Commissioner General of Prisons Nishan Danasinghe says that there are many urgent measures that should be taken in order to implement the death penalty.

As the position of the executioner is currently vacated, the vacancy must be filled immediately, he pointed out.

Prison Department To Call Applications For Judicial Executioners


The government decided to call for applications to the post of Judicial Executioner, which has been vacant since 2015. 

The decision comes after cabinet approval was granted to allow capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers.

Prison Media Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said there are 2 vacancies in the post of Judicial Executioner.

Meanwhile, Upuldeniya noted that the equipment and the rope used to execute death penalty have already been imported and stored at the Prisons Department.

According to Upuldeniya, although measures were taken to recruit people to the post twice before, both previous applicants have left after the training period.

At present, there are 13 inmates sentenced to death, over drug offenses.

Sources: adaderana.lk, newsfirst.lk, July 12, 2018


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