An Iranian judiciary official believes that the death penalty has failed to reduce drug trafficking in Iran, and alternative punishments should be given for narcotics-related offences.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran has accepted to let the Ministry of Petroleum take over assets of billionaire Babak Zanjani who has been sentenced to death for embezzlement.
Hassan Qashqavi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, highlighted the considerable increase in the country’s services given to the Iranians living abroad including those incarcerated.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Australia’s incoming ambassador to ramp up efforts to resolve the problems that Iranian immigrants are facing in the Oceanian country.
Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, a senior conservative who has been a member of Iran’s Parliament for 28 years, believes that it is in the best interests of Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi to remain under house arrest.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 700 eligible Iranian convicts.
An Iranian judiciary official in a letter regretted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s criticism of Iran’s recent execution of a number of terrorist elements.
Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei confirmed on Sunday, August 7, that the Iranian nuclear academic Shahram Amiri has been executed after being convicted of espionage for the US.
Bahrain’s top Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim and the co-founder of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Arzu Merali, were jointly granted the International Islamic Human Rights Award 2016 on Wednesday.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani proposed that the Islamic Republic and Europe can begin discussions about human rights, provided that Iran would also have the chance to question the shortcomings of Europeans regarding human rights.