ICBPS- The Islamic judiciary system has issued a death sentence for a university’s chief executive officer in Iran for alleged espionage charges. Death Penalty
Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced the university director to a death penalty for spying for CIA, the IRGC-run Telegram channel reported.
The director’s identity and which university he/she was president of has not been determined yet.
Since 2018, the Islamic courts in Iran have reportedly issued or upheld execution sentences in connection to the nationwide uprising (Iran Protests).
In occupied Iran, the Islamic tyrants hanged the Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari on an early morning Saturday, September 12, 2020.
“Navid Afkari was hanged at Shiraz Adel Abad prison under Qisas (equal punishment for the alleged crime committed).
In Iran, death sentences are issued on vaguely defined national security charges, and the vast majority of penalties carry out as most of the defendants are restricted access to a lawyer.
Detainees are tortured or [sexually] abused by wardens and interrogators to produce coerced confessions.
The Islamic Revolutionary Court handed out an unjust death sentence to Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam for alleged incited violence during the 2017-2018 Iran Protests.
Islamic Court has considered 13 counts of bogus charges together as instances of corruption on earth and therefore passed the capital punishment: Judiciary spokesperson Esmaili
In Iran, “Corruption on Earth” is the charge often used in cases allegedly involving espionage or attempts to overthrow the regime, which could carry the death penalty.
The convicted journalist Zam, the son of reformist cleric Mohammad Ali Zam, who had been living in exile in France, was arrested last year in mysterious circumstances.
The Islamic Republic of Iran hanged a man, who was arrested for [alleged] consuming alcohol, on July 8, 2020. The prisoner was executed in Mashhad Central Prison at dawn yesterday. According to IHR, the prisoner was convicted of alleged drinking alcoholic beverages for the sixth time. No state-run local media yet released news of the execution.
Since the Khomeinist regime took power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, under Shari’a law, alcoholic consumption has been strictly forbidden in the country. Alcohol, however, is readily available on the black market, despite the severe penalties.
Under the law, it is forbidden for Iran’s Muslim [born] citizens to consume hard liquors.
Consuming alcohol for Muslims in Iran considers as a crime under Iranian law, which is punishable by lashes, fine, or death under certain conditions.
In a statement, Amnesty International calls on the United Nations and its member states to urgently intervene to save the lives of those people at risk of execution, and urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop using the death penalty to sow fear and silence political oppositions.
The Islamic Republic of Iran in the past has sentenced alleged American and Israeli spies to death.
In 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran carried out 251 death sentences – based on the report by Amnesty International – to become the world’s second-leading executioner after China.
In mid-July, U.S. President Donald Trump warned the Islamic Republic of Iran against executing the people allegedly involved in the 2019 Iran Protests.
Iranians have repeatedly swarmed to social media to voice their opposition to death penalties handing down to their compatriots. The virtual campaign – which generated thousands of posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram – to express Iranians opposition to medieval punishment.
Capital punishment (death penalty) is a legal penalty in Iran, which charges punishable by death penalty [under Shari’a law] include murder, rape, child molestation, pedophilia, drug trafficking, armed robbery, kidnapping, terrorism, burglary, incestuous relations, fornication, prohibited sexual relations, sodomy, prostitution, plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran, political protest, sabotage, arson [with extensive destruction], rebellion, apostasy, adultery, blasphemy, extortion, counterfeiting, smuggling, speculating, disrupting production, recidivist consumption of alcohol, producing or preparing food, drink, cosmetics, or sanitary items that lead to death when consumed or used, producing and publishing pornography, using pornographic materials to solicit sex, recidivist theft, certain military offenses (assisting the enemy), “waging war against God” [Moharebeh], “spreading corruption on Earth” [Ifsad fil-arz], espionage, and treason.
Authorities in Iran amputate the hand [or fingers] of the convicted thieves as a medieval punishment.
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