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Iran Tries to Abolish Death Penalty for trafficking as it Wrestles with Rising Drug Charges

Radiozamaneh – Iranian parliament’s Judicial Commission spokesperson has announced that this commission has agreed with a proposal to reduce death penalty to 30 years in prison for a number of drug-related offences. Meanwhile the number of arrests for drug related charges are increasing in the country. A female officer searches a women arrested for possession Hassan Nourouzi an MP and …

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Family: Iran Rejects Detained British-Iranian Woman’s Appeal

VOA – A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is one of several dual nationals held in Iran by hard-liners in the country’s judiciary and security services on espionage charges, likely to be …

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Drug-Related Executions and Possibility of Change in Legislation in Iran

Iranhr.net – According to Iran Human Rights’ (IHR) annual report on the death penalty in Iran at least 530 people were executed in 2016. With 296 executions Drug offences accounted for the majority of executions in 2016. In 2016, the Iranian Judiciary’s  High Council of Human Rights stated in a report that 93% of all executions are based on drug-related charges. …

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One Public Execution in Northern Iran

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -A 21 years old man was hanged in public in the city of Babol (Northern Iran). One man was hanged publicly in the city of Babol Saturday morning April 22, reported the state run Iranian news agencies. The state controlled YJC news agency reported that the 21 year old man was identified as H.R. sentenced to qisas …

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IRGC Commander Publicly Criticizes Rouhani’s Refusal to Block Telegram Call Service Before Election

CHRI – One month before Iranians head to the polls, a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has revealed that President Hassan Rouhani opposed pressure to ban the popular Telegram application’s newly released “Voice Calls” service. “In a meeting with Rouhani, we emphasized that allowing Telegram to initiate a voice calling service in Iran would prevent us …

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