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Iranian court sentences dagger wielding robber to death
A court in Tehran has sentenced to death a young man after he was found guilty of robbery, mostly by force using a dagger in broad daylight. That’s according to Ali Alghasi, the Chief of Tehran province’s Justice Department.
Iran’s top court suspends death penalty against ranger convicted of murder
Iran’s Supreme Court has put on hold a death sentence handed down to a wildlife ranger who was found guilty of premeditated murder last year.
Iran Summons German, French Envoys over ‘Interventionist’ Statements
Iran has summoned the German and French ambassadors to Tehran over the statements released by the European Union, Berlin and Paris regarding the execution of Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of the anti-Iran Telegram channel Amad News.
Iran Executes Rouhollah Zam on Charge of ‘Corruption on Earth’
Iran has executed Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of an anti-Iran Telegram channel named Amad News, after his death penalty for “corruption on earth” was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Iran Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence of Rouhollah Zam
Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against the administrator of an anti-Iran Telegram channel Amad News who had been convicted of “corruption on earth” in a lower court.
Iran Summons German Envoy to Protest ‘Meddlesome’ Tweets
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran in protest at the embassy’s undiplomatic move to interfere in Iran’s domestic judicial affairs by sending a series of tweets.
Iranian Politician Pardoned by Wife’s Family, Escapes Death Penalty
Mohammad Ali Najafi, the former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been forgiven by the victim’s family, and won’t be executed.
Top Iranian Politician Sentenced to Death for Killing Wife
Mohammad Ali Najafi, a senior reformist politician, has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Condemns Saudi Mass Execution
Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.
Iran Executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ for Financial Corruption
Iran executed two financial criminals who had hoarded two tons of gold coins in order to agitate the country’s gold market.
Three Sentenced to Death for Economic Corruption: Iran’s Judiciary
Iran's judicial officials have handed down death sentences to three people convicted of economic corruption amid an intense anti-corruption campaign launched by the Iranian government to tackle soaring economic problems currently nagging the country.
Iran Releases Footage to Prove Ramin Hossein-Panahi Was Terrorist
Iranian security officials have released video footage refuting Western claims about Ramin Hossein Panahi, an executed member of a terrorist group, that he had been unarmed and a mere political dissident.
Eight ISIS Elements behind Tehran Terror Attacks Executed
Eight members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group convicted of carrying out attacks on Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in June 2017 were executed on Saturday.
New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row
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.
6 Murderers Escape ‘Eye for an Eye’ Punishment in Iran
Six men who had committed murder in separate cases in Iran have managed to obtain consent from the victims' parents and escaped the gallows.
Release of Prisoner Who Got Married While He Was on Death Row
An Iranian prisoner, who had been sentenced to death for manslaughter, was forgiven after getting married inside the prison.
Interview: Postgraduate Due to Marry a Man Condemned to Death
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.
Life of a man on death row for 28 years spared
In explaining why his family decided to waive its right to Qisas, a brother of the murder victim said that the pleasure one finds in forgiveness can never be found in revenge.
A second chance at life
Images of a convicted killer being spared by the family of the murder victim.
Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari hanged over murder
Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman, was executed in Tehran for murder. She was convicted of killing a man seven years ago.
Forgiveness of those sentenced to Qisas, a salve for a tremendous loss, snuffing out flames of rage
Two former judges and a social activist weigh in on a wave of pardons benefitting those who have been sentenced to Qisas.