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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

Tunisia | Man Sentenced To Death For The Murder Of Police Officer In 2017

A court in Tunisia sentenced to death a takfiri for the murder of Commandant Riadh Barrouta killed in a stabbing attack back in 2017 at Bardo Museum in capital Tunis.

The country’s specialized criminal chamber for terrorist cases also handed to the accused life in prison sentence for attempting to kill another police officer, Mohsen Dali, the deputy prosecutor at Tunis First Instance Court indicated, Webdo Tunis reports.

The verdict also includes 10 years in prison for belonging to a terrorist group.

The takfiri, term used to describe a Muslim who commits takfir, i.e. accuses another Muslim of apostasy, stabbed Barrouta in the neck at the museum square in November 2017. 

Transferred to hospital, Barrouta went under the knife but succumbed to the injuries.

Two years earlier, in 2015 a commando of Islamic state group (ISIS) militants stormed the museum and mowed down more than 20 people most of whom were foreign tourists.

 Source:The North Africa Post, Staff, June 9, 2021


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