Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption
LA Times Blogs
01-Jul-2012 (3 comments)

BEIRUT -- Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences.

The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for "crimes that are not considered serious and exceptional under treaties that bind it."

The prosecutor general of Iran's Khorasan Razavi province confirmed that Iran's Supreme Court had upheld death sentences against two people convicted of consuming alcohol, the Iranian Students’ News Agency recently reported.

The prosecutor was quoted as saying that the two persons “had consumed alcoholic drinks for the third time” and that officials were “in the process of making the necessary arrangements for the implementation of the execution order," according to Human Rights Watch.

“Sentencing Iranians to death for consuming alcohol is a scary signal of how little Iran’s judges value Iranian lives and how casually they can make a decision to end them,” the group's Middle East director, Sarah Leath Whitson, said in a news release. “Iran’s courts apparently have nothing better to do than harass and even kill Iranians for engaging in dubious ‘crimes.'"

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Iran First,

They're not executed because of so called "Arab Islam"..they are executed because of the evil and brutality displayed by Iranians from the IRI regime, full blooded Iranians like Khamenei and his gang.

Don't blame Arabs, don't blame Islam, IRI does what it does because it's "evil" not because it's allegedly "Islamic"...a true decent Muslims who believes in the true-what-you-call "Arab Islam" doesnt committ all this evil that IRI does.  




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Arab Allah needs more Iranain Blood

by IranFirst on

Where does this stop?, today is minor drinking, tomorrow it will be anyone with bad hejab, or anyone who smiles,.....The truth is Their Arab Allah, just like ZahAk's snakes needs cosntsnt flow of blood to survive.