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Human Rights: The Inhumane Regime of Iran

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Introduction
The Iranian regime is a theocratic state based on the principle of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). The authoritarian rulers of Iran violently clamp down on popular demands, including calls for greater personal freedoms and equality.
Freedom of assembly is effectively non-existent in Iran. That is why various social sectors are severely restricted and suppressed when they assembled to voice collective and basic demands. In this context, the Iranian people have increasingly called for the overthrow of the theocracy, believing it does not align with their democratic aspirations and inclination to join the international community as peaceful and responsible actors. In December 2017, people in more than 130 cities in all of Iran's provinces rose up against the regime in large numbers and demanded democratic change and separation of religion and state. The protestors were violently suppressed, with hundreds killed and thousands more jailed and tortured.
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India: Man gets death sentence for raping, killing 9-year-old girl

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In a speedy judgment, a district court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last month.

The whole trial took 32 days and completed on Wednesday and the order was kept reserved for Thursday on which death penalty was sentenced to the accused.

Special Judge (for POCSO cases) Kumudini Patel pronounced the punishment to Vishnu Bamora on two separate offences under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 376-AB (raping a girl of 12-year-old and below). 

The convict was also sentenced to life for the offence of unnatural sex with the eight-year-old girl, state prosecution cell's spokesperson Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadoriya told.

The judge also awarded him three years' and seven years' imprisonments under IPC Sections 363 and 366, respectively, for kidnapping the minor and abduction for forced and illicit intercourse, Bhadoriya said. 

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court ordered all the sentences to run concurrently, she said.

Bamora was pronounced guilty on the basis of reports of the DNA test conducted by the Bhopal and Sagar-based forensic science laboratories and taking into account other vital aspects, she said. 

The judge examined 30 prosecution witnesses before awarding the punishment. 

The girl went missing after she came out of her house in Kamla Nagar area here on June 8 to make a purchase. 

Her body was found next morning near a drain in the area. 

Bamora was arrested from Mortakka village in Khandwa on June 10 for raping and smothering the minor girl. 

A 108-page charge sheet was filed against him on June 12, said Bhadoriya.

Source: dailypioneer.com, Staff, July 12, 2019


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