Archive for October 2013

Death penalty in Iran

A State terror policy – Special Update for 11th World Day against the Death Penalty

I. INTRODUCTION – The change of administration in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and taking of office by a new president on 3 August 2013 has not brought any change as far as the death penalty is concerned. Between the 14 June presidential election and 1st October, more than 200 people have been reportedly executed, including possibly four people who may have been younger than 18 at the time of the commission of the alleged crimes.[1]