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IRAN : HALT the EXECUTION of 2 Men for "Drinking Alcohol"
Petition Background (Preamble):
Iran Human Rights, June 24: Two people who were sentenced to death for consuming alcohol are at imminent danger of execution.
According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA Iranian Supreme court has approved the death sentence of two people who are sentenced to death for consuming alcohol for the third time. Quoting the head of the Iranian judiciary in Razavi Khorasan province, Hasan Shariati, the report said: "These two had previously been sentenced to "Hadd" and their sentences (80 lashes each time) had been implemented. They were sentenced to death for being convicted of drinking alcohol for the third time and their sentence has been approved by the Supreme Court". Shariati added: "After approval by the Supreme Court, implementation of their execution is now being prepared".
Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the death sentences of these two prisoners. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "It seems that the Iranian authority’s execution machine doesn’t know any limits". He added:" We urge the international community to react immediately to stop these executions. The world can not tolerate such barbaric punishments in 2012".
SOURCE : Iran Human Rights
HALT the EXECUTION of 2 Men for "Drinking Alcohol".
The IRAN : HALT the EXECUTION of 2 Men for "Drinking Alcohol" petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: iran, humanrights, deathpenalty, capitalpunishment, executions