Iran/death penalty: A state terror policy
As momentum is gathering across the world towards abolition of capital punishment, Iran ranks second for number of executions, after China, and first for per capita executions. Unfair trials, execution of juveniles, targeting of ethnic and religious minorities… the death penalty is applied in blatant violation of Iran’s obligations under international human rights law. A very wide range of offences (including economic, drug-related, so-called sexual offences, apostasy…) carry the death penalty and the methods of execution (public hangings, stoning…)amount to the most inhuman and degrading treatment.
- Document type NGO report
- Themes list Minorities, Fair Trial, Country/Regional profiles,
- Available languages ایران: مجازات اعدام - سیاست دولتی ایجاد وحشت