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IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED FOR ‘CORRUPTION ON EARTH’

May 6, 2020: According to the Iranian Khorasan daily on 28 April 2020 two prisoners were executed at Mashhad central prison (also known as Vakilabad prison). The two unnamed men were supposed to be hanged in public but according to the report, they have been hanged in prison due to the Coronavirus epidemic. They were charged with “corruption on earth” for “kidnapping and abusing women”. The report says two other co-defendants in the same case were hanged on 26 April 2018, in public. However, these 2018 executions are not reported by the NGO databases. Due to their vague definition, the charges of moharebeh (waging war against God) and “Ifsad fel Arz” or “Corruption on Earth” are used for a wide range of offences.  (Source: IHR, 04/05/2020)

IRAN: KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONER SAMAN KARIMI SENTENCED TO DEATH
UGANDA: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES FOR FOUR PEOPLE
NIGERIA: TWO TO DIE BY HANGING FOR RITUAL KILLING IN RIVERS
UGANDA: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES FOR 82-YEAR OLD
VIETNAM: CHINESE MAN GETS DEATH FOR KILLING VIETNAMESE MOTHER-IN-LAW
IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SOHEILA HEJAB SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON
HANDS OFF CAIN: WITH THE STORY OF CUTOLO, ITALY DEGRADES FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE OF LAW
NORTH KOREA: BUSINESSMAN EXECUTED FOR REFUSING TO BUY GOV’T BONDS
NIGERIA: FOUR PERSONS TO DIE BY HANGING FOR KILLING PENSIONER IN EKITI
IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SENTENCED TO PRISON
IRAN: YOUNG WOMAN SENTENCED TO HAVE EYES GOUGED OUT
DEATH PENALTY PREVAILS IN NORTH KOREA, WHITE PAPER SAYS
IRAN: 320 NEW ARRESTS FOR ‘SPREADING RUMORS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS’
VIETNAM: SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT UPHOLDS VERDICT AND DEATH PENALTY FOR HỒ DUY HẢI
NORTH KOREA: CHAGANG PROVINCE FORESTRY OFFICIAL EXECUTED FOR ILLEGAL CORN FARM
THAILAND: 3 GET DEATH FOR MURDER OF WOMAN
APPEAL FOR IRANIAN STUDENTS ALI YOUNESI AND AMIR HOSSEIN MORADI
IRAN: PRESSURE INCREASES ON PROMINENT RIGHTS DEFENDER IN PRISON
IRAN: MAN HANGED IN GOLESTAN PROVINCE
SUDAN TO RETURN REMAINS OF OFFICERS EXECUTED BY BASHIR REGIME
PAKISTAN: IHC RELEASES EIGHT DEATH ROW CONVICTS
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES DRIVER TO DEATH VIA VIDEO CALL FOR KILLING HIS BOSS’ MOM
IRAN: FORMER MAYOR OF TEHRAN MOHAMMAD ALI NAJAFI HAS PAID A ‘DIYA’ OF $650,000
OHIO (USA): PAROLE BOARD RECOMMENDS LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR GREGORY LOTT
IRAN SENTENCES A POPULAR INSTAGRAM COUPLE IN SELF-EXILE TO JAIL, LASHES
SYRIA: EXTREMISTS KILL TEENAGER OVER ‘BLASPHEMOUS’ TEXTS ON PHONE
IRAQ: LAWMAKER CRITICIZES PRESIDENT SALIH FOR DELAY IN APPROVAL OF ISIL TERRORISTS' DEATH PENALTY
IRAN: VAHED ROSTAMZADEH EXECUTED IN HAMADAN PRISON ON DRUG CHARGES
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