capital punishment

December 10, 2015

Ground Shifts as 70 MPs in Iran Introduce Bill to End Executions for Drug Crimes

Ground Shifts as 70 MPs in Iran Introduce Bill to End Executions for Drug Crimes More than 70 Members of the Iranian Parliament have presented a bill that, if ratified by the full legislature and approved by the Council of Guardians (the constitutional body charged with approving legislation), could reduce the punishment for drug trafficking from death to life imprisonment. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is paying a heavy price […]... read more
December 1, 2008

Sharia and Islamic Jurisprudence Allow for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Sharia and Islamic Jurisprudence Allow for Abolition of the Death Penalty (1 December 2008) An Arabic translation of “Right to Life”, a book by Iranian human rights defender Emad Baghi, has been published by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The book presents groundbreaking research in Islamic jurisprudence and Sharia supporting the suspension and abolition of capital punishment in countries following Islamic law. “Right to Life” has been banned by Iranian ... read more
August 2, 2008

Emad Baghi’s “The Bloodied Stone”

Emad Baghi's piece "The Bloodied Stone" on the lawfulness within Islamic jurisprudence of stoning executions.... read more
August 2, 2008

Emad Baghi’s Letter to the Judiciary

Letter by Emad Baghi to Head of the Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi, about the jurisprudential process of capital punishment.... read more