Crime of adultery and stoning punishment in Iran’s new criminal code


Crime of adultery and stoning punishment in Iran’s new criminal code

Crime of adultery and stoning punishment in Iran’s new criminal code; skills of defense in Hodudcrimes

BY: Mohammad Mostafaei, director of Universal Tolerance Organization

Universal Tolerance – After long tension between Islamic parliament of Iran and council of guardian the criminal law bill was finally sanctioned by the parliament and council of guardian subsequently ratified it before it was published in Iran’s gazette for the enforcement. However, during the course sanctioning, many legal comments and critiques have been raised towards the newly sanctioned criminal law. The last but not least critic was about public publication of the law in the gazette where rather than publishing the law, the advertisement for selling the law book was announced which legally impedes the enforcement of the law, because according to civil code of Iran, new legal provisions must be fully published in Iran’s gazette and enter to force 15 days after being published, whereas the provisions of new criminal code have not been published officially as for today. Thus, it is not legally acceptable not to have the law published in gazette, but in some other place for other reasons which has not surely been the purpose of the legislator either. In addition to this issue which has made the enforcement of law more difficult, another important issue to be addressed here is the crime of adultery and punishment of stoning. Since stoning punishment has again been stipulated in the law by the legislator, we need to advance lawyers’ skill on how to defend clients who are punished to both stoning and death penalty. Distribution of information in this regard can also be a huge help to save lives of many who are convicted of adultery. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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