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Iran | Death Penalty According to Shariah Law

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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

Egypt | Man Gets Death Sentence For Raping Mentally Ill Girl

An Egyptian court had sentenced a man to death by hanging after convicting him of raping a mentally challenged girl in his house, the Gulf News reported on 8 June 2021.

The ruling, which can be appealed, was delivered by a criminal court in the southern city of Qena.

The case dates back to August last year when the convict, a 42-year-old worker had lured the victim, aged 29 years, into his house and raped her.

Initially, the woman could not reveal the identity of the rapist due to a speech disability.

However, police investigations managed to identify the culprit, who was found to be a neighbor of the victim.

After arrest, he admitted to having lured the woman from outside her house into his apartment and raped her.

 Source: Gulf News, Staff, June 8, 2021


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