Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (MARCH 13, 2018): The 10th annual report on the death penalty in Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM shows that in 2017 at least 517 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
This number is comparable with the execution figures in 2016 and confirms the relative reduction in the use of the death penalty compared to the period between 2010 and 2015. 
Nevertheless, with an average of more than one execution every day and more than one execution per one million inhabitants in 2017, Iran remained the country with the highest number of executions per capita.
2017 Annual Report at a Glance:
At least 517 people were executed in 2017, an average of more than one execution per day111 executions (21%) were announced by official sources.Approximately 79% of all executions included in the 2017 report, i.e. 406 executions, were not announced by the authorities.At least 240 people (46% of all executions) were executed for murder charges - 98 more than in 2016.At le…

Pakistani woman sentenced to death for killing estranged lover with acid

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a 20-year-old woman to death for killing her 'estranged' lover by throwing acid on him.

The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Multan district yesterday sentenced Shamira to death and life imprisonment for killing 23-year-old Sadaqat Ali in 2016.

"This is probably a first case in the country in which a woman was handed down death sentence in an acid throwing case," rights activist Abdullah Malik said.

She had killed Sadaqat after inviting him to her residence. Shamria had confessed her crime in the court. She also told that she had relations with Sadaqat Ali.

"He despised me and was going to marry another girl...I could not bear this humiliation and threw acid on him," a police official quoted her statement.

Shamria said she did not wanted to kill him. "I only wanted to make sure that he could not marry someone else," she said.

In October, the Multan court sentenced Yasmeen to death on two counts while also handing her a life imprisonment sentence after finding her guilty of murdering her husband Muhammad Imran Ashraf by throwing acid on him.

Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in 2015.

Since then, a total of 465 prisoners have been executed, according to a report by Justice Project Pakistan released in July.

Source: Press Trust of India, December 5, 2017

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