The Islamic Republic of Iran executes the second-highest number of people annually in the world: in 2011, for instance, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed 660 people. In Iran, capital punishment can be imposed on appeal, thereby acting as a deterrent to appeals in criminal cases. Juveniles can also be subjected to capital punishment, in violation of peremptory norms. Moreover, capital punishment is not limited to violent crimes. Adultery, drug offenses, sodomy (consensual or otherwise), apostasy (conversion from Islam), "insulting the prophet", and vague national security crimes like "sowing corruption on Earth" are all punishable by death. Meanwhile, capital punishment cases are often marked by weak evidentiary standards, as outlined by some of the documents listed below.
- How European taxpayers are fueling executions in Iran
- SIGN PETITION TO HALT EXECUTIONS IN IRAN
- Citoyens européens : finançons une justice équitable en Iran, pas les exécutions !
- European citizens: finance a fair criminal justice system in Iran, not executions!
- ANNUAL REPORT ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN- 2012
- Special Rapporteur's February 2013 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- All you need to know: A Quick Breakdown of Findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s Latest Report to the UN Human Rights Council (February 2013)
- IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2013
- Witness Statement of Eghbal Moradi
- Sign Petition to Stop Executions