Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (MARCH 13, 2018): The 10th annual report on the death penalty in Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM shows that in 2017 at least 517 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
This number is comparable with the execution figures in 2016 and confirms the relative reduction in the use of the death penalty compared to the period between 2010 and 2015. 
Nevertheless, with an average of more than one execution every day and more than one execution per one million inhabitants in 2017, Iran remained the country with the highest number of executions per capita.
2017 Annual Report at a Glance:
At least 517 people were executed in 2017, an average of more than one execution per day111 executions (21%) were announced by official sources.Approximately 79% of all executions included in the 2017 report, i.e. 406 executions, were not announced by the authorities.At least 240 people (46% of all executions) were executed for murder charges - 98 more than in 2016.At le…

Indian President Patil commutes 30 death sentences

President Patil
June 4, 2012: in the last days of her presidency, President Pratibha Patil commuted 30 death sentence into life — something that has never happened before.

“The 30 whose death sentence has been commuted to life term were found guilty of barbarically murdering 60 persons by the Supreme Court. 22 of those killed were women and children,” said a Mail Today report.

The move by Patil did not see any protest from government quarters.

Most of the victims also went through inhuman torture before their lives were snuffed out. There was rape and sexual assaults committed as well.

In the last 28 months, Patil commuted death sentences into life at a record pace.

Source: firstpost.com, June 5, 2012

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