Annual report on the death penalty in Iran 2011

As the Iranian authorities continue the crackdown of the dissidents and the civil society, Iran Human Rights (IHR) presents its annual report on the death penalty in 2011 in Iran. The report was presented in press conferences at the Italian Senate, Paris City Hall and University of Oslo las week. Introduction: The execution wave that [...]

Women and Islam

On 9 December 2010 a Sudanese woman was the victim of 40 lashes by a police officer in execution of his duties. Her crime was wearing pants inside the traditional long dress covering the pants. An audience of male observers were laughing while the woman was crying in a public display of how Sharia Law [...]

Four prisoners were executed in Qom (south of Tehran)

Four prisoners have been executed in the prison of Qom in the past few days, reported the Mehr news agency. The report which was quoting Mostafa Barzegar, the prosecutor of Qom, said: ” Four persons convicted of drug trafficking were executed in the prison of Qom during the pas days”. The report didn’t identify the [...]

Bangladesh tribunal reject bail of high profile war crimes suspect, send to prison

Bangladesh high profile crimes suspect has been send to prison on Wednesday after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in capital Dhaka rejected the bail petition. Amidst tight security, the prime suspect was driven in a prison van to central prison in old city. Within hours after the arrest of former Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam [...]

Execution in Iran: at least 40 executions in the first week of 2012

January 8: One man was hanged in public in a Gachsaran (western Iran) reported the Iranian state media. According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA, a man who was not identified by name, was hanged publicly in a village near Gachsaran yesterday Saturday January 7. The man was convicted of rape said the [...]

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