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An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.
Six men who had committed murder in separate cases in Iran have managed to obtain consent from the victims' parents and escaped the gallows.
An Iranian prisoner, who had been sentenced to death for manslaughter, was forgiven after getting married inside the prison.
Elham’s love story took place in a prison. When she went to visit her brother in prison, she fell in love with a boy who is soon to be executed for murder.
Two former judges and a social activist weigh in on a wave of pardons benefitting those who have been sentenced to Qisas.