Iran | Death Penalty According to Shariah Law

Chapter III of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran contains provisions related to the rights of the people.  In this Chapter, Article 22 states: “The dignity, life, property, rights, domicile, and occupations of people may not be violated, unless sanctioned by law.” However, the number of crimes punishable by death in Iran is among the highest in the world. Charges such as “adultery, incest, rape, sodomy, insulting the Prophet Mohammad and other great Prophets, possessing or selling illicit drugs, theft and alcohol consumption for the 4th time, premeditated murder, moharebeh (waging war against God), efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth), baghy (armed rebellion), fraud and human trafficking” are capital offences.[1] Many of the charges punishable by death cannot be considered as “most serious crimes” and do not meet the ICCPR standards.[2] Murder, drug possession and trafficking, rape/sexual assault, moharebeh and efsad-fil-arz and baghy are the most common charges resulting

Arizona To Execute Prisoners With The Same Gas Used At Auschwitz

An American state is planning to execute prisoners with a lethal gas the Nazis used at Auschwitz, a British newspaper has revealed.

Hydrogen cyanide, also known as Zyklon B, was the lethal gas used by the Nazis at Auschwitz and other extermination camps.

Arizona state has already renovated a gas chamber that has not been used since 1991, according to an investigation by The Guardian.

Critics say the deadly gas is inappropriate for executions.

“You have to wonder what Arizona was thinking in believing that in 2021 it is acceptable to execute people in a gas chamber with cyanide gas. Did they have anybody study the history of the Holocaust?” Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Centre, told the daily newspaper.

Arizona is one of 27 American states where the death penalty is still legal but it has not carried one out since 2014. There are currently 11 people on death row in Arizona.

Poisoned gas is also legal for use in six other states: Alabama, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

Since 1976, two American prisoners have been killed in gas chambers. 

Both executions were reportedly grisly affairs with inmates in obvious agony and taking much longer to die than expected.

Source: euroweeklynews.com, D. Tynan, June , 2021

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