Explaining and Reviewing the Possibility of Abolishing the Execution of Drug Crimes in Iran

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, and based on reports of Amnesty International, on Friday 6 Auguste 2017, a Declaration on the Abolition of the Execution of Perpetrators of Narcotics Offenses by Amnesty International addressed to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s rulers on the basis of That it should not miss the historic opportunity to abolish the death penalty in relation to narcotics crimes and save thousands of people across the country issued.

It should be noted that the Iranian parliament is scheduled to vote in favor of a reform of the anti-narcotics law in the coming weeks, which is, of course, important for the adoption of this law contrary to international law.

It is worth mentioning that Magdalena Mughrabi, the agent of the Middle East Department at Amnesty International, said: Instead of abolishing the death penalty for drug offenses, the adoption of such a law by the Islamic Republic of Iran would lead to the dumping of gasoline in the death penalty, and certainly Iran’s position in the world as one of the countries with the highest rates of executions will remain stable.

Obviously, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s parliamentary decrees, which will rehabilitate punitive policies on drugs and widespread use of the death penalty, will solve the problem of drug addiction and trafficking, which usually afflicts social problems such as poverty, addiction And unemployment, so none of them can be solved with the death penalty.

The violent policies and actions of the Iranian rulers in the field of drug control in recent years prove that the human consequences of this have been devastating because the executed are subordinate and vulnerable groups of society.

The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and its use is subject to any harsh conditions.

The policy makers of the Islamic Republic of Iran must move towards a criminal justice system focusing on rehabilitation and dealing with prisoners in a humane way.


Kurdistan Human Rights Association