By Christopher Zoukis Iran’s dismal record on human rights has been reinforced once again, via the latest wave of mass executions, prisoner abuses, and clampdowns on those who stand against its theocratic regime. On August 4, 2014, 40 prisoners were killed at Shahr-e Kord prison in an intentional slaughter when firefighters were denied access to…

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News out of Iran’s criminal justice system last week could not be more surprising. One Judge Qasem Naqizadeh in the city of Gonbad-e Kavus is adopting an alternative sentencing mechanism for juveniles that the rest of the world would do well to pay attention to. Juvenile offenders with no previous records, having committed relatively minor…

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On February 13, 2014, Iranian authorities sponsored a public execution in Kozehgari Square of Shiraz. The prisoners, Rahim Esfandiari Bay, 36, and Mohammad Darvish, 37, were convicted of some of the most severe crimes: murder and rape.  Their sentences of execution were carried out via hanging in the public square. According to Fars, the Iranian…

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