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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...

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...

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.

Forgiveness of those sentenced to Qisas, a salve for a tremendous...

Two former judges and a social activist weigh in on a wave of pardons benefitting those who have been sentenced to Qisas.