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The letter below was received by Lisa Brown, mother of Christopher Vialva, who was executed by the federal government in September 2020 . Lisa was present and witnessed the execution. Sure, this is probably a part of the protocol, but its lack of recognition that she was there, and the very idea that they care one bit if anyone has questions or concerns, is just one more inconsiderate and insensitive jab at the families of the condemned... Click to enlarge Source:   Death Penalty Action , Staff, February 13, 2021 đźš© | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com . Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE! "One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Os

Iran | Islamic Prosecutor Demands Death Penalty For Alcohol Drinker

ICBPS- The deputy of Islamic prosecutor has demanded the death sentence for a retired pilot who drank alcohol.

The 73-year-old man has been arrested in the Iranian capital Tehran on charges of “drinking alcohol and drunk driving”, and since he has been arrested three times before on charges of “drinking alcohol”, the Islamic judicial authorities are seeking a death sentence for him.

The veteran has refused the accusation, the judiciary-run new ROKNA reported.

Since the Khomeinist regime took power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, under Shari’a law, alcoholic consumption has been strictly forbidden in the country. 

Alcohol, however, is readily available on the black market, despite the severe penalties.

Under the law, it is forbidden for Iran’s Muslim [born] citizens to consume hard liquors. Consuming alcohol for Muslims in Iran is considered as a crime under Sharia law, which is punishable by lashes, fine, or death under certain conditions.


According to Article 136 of the Islamic Penal Code, “Whenever a Muslim [born] commits a crime three times and causes a [Hudud] punishment, and each time the punishment is imposed on the person, the punishment in the fourth time would be capital punishment.”

Capital punishment (death penalty) is a legal penalty in Iran.

The charges punishable by death penalty [under Shari’a law] include murder, rape, child molestation, pedophilia, drug trafficking, armed robbery, kidnapping, terrorism, burglary, incestuous relations, fornication, prohibited sexual relations, sodomy, prostitution, plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran, political protest, sabotage, arson [with extensive destruction], rebellion, apostasy, adultery, blasphemy, extortion, counterfeiting, smuggling, speculating, disrupting production, recidivist consumption of alcohol, producing or preparing food, drink, cosmetics, or sanitary items that lead to death when consumed or used, producing and publishing pornography, using pornographic materials to solicit sex, recidivist theft, certain military offenses (assisting the enemy), “waging war against God” [Moharebeh], “spreading corruption on Earth” [Ifsad fil-arz], espionage, and treason.

Authorities in Iran can amputate the hand [or fingers] of convicted thieves as a punishment.

Source: icbps.org, Staff, February 21, 2021. The Institute of Capacity Building for Political Studies (ICBPS) is a non-governmental research institute focusing on political studies, international security, and international relations.


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