October 10th, World Day against Death Penalty is here. For citizens of countries with governments fixated with executing the cruel and inhuman punishment it is a reminder that despite world’s grant entrance into the 21st century, there is still a long way to go before leaving this medieval punishment behind for good.
Under Rouhani’s watch, close to 4,000 executions have been recorded. (Reuters)
Discouraging drug smuggling
Iranian regime claims that death penalty is largely carried out to discourage drug smuggling. (Reuters)
Asma Jihangir - UN expert on human rights in Iran (Al Arabiya)