Based on Islamic and national laws, those involved in large-scale transfer and trafficking of drugs are sentenced to death by Iranian courts.
Iran has adopted a bylaw which calls for the release of and free access to public information without inquiring about the intention of applicants.
Ghoncheh Qavami has been freed on bail until the appeals court hands down the final verdict.
The foreign ministry spokeswoman has blasted a resolution by the UN rights committee on rights situation in Iran, saying the UN’s legal mechanisms have turned into a tool in the hands of the West.
The Judiciary chief has expressed support for Iran's nuclear team, saying the Iranian nation will not give in to the other side’s excessive demands.
An Iranian jail offers special plans to boost the morale of prisoners, minimize the risk of their depression, help them straighten out and continue their education.
The Italian prosecutors called for a 30-year jail term for the Indian flatmates of an Iranian girl who was strangled.
The Iranian judiciary says serious measures will be taken by officials to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of recent acid attacks in Isfahan.
Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri has criticized the West for using the issue of human rights as a political tool for its own gains.
A senior Iranian official says the appointment of a UN special rapporteur on human rights situation in Iran is illegal, calling on Ahmed Shaheed, the current rights investigator, to resign.