Monday, November 28, 2005
Under Islamic Law there is murder ... and murder.

A quote from an article on the Regime Change in Iran blog gives insight into where the gross misinterpretation of the humanic condition in extreme cases may lead to. This article deals with the so-called 'chain killings' in Iran. It shows the 'legal' options that can release the judicial system in the Islamic Republic of its responsability to uphold the law and bring criminals behind bars like any other responsible government. In case a criminal can convince a court that the murder he committed was 'deserved', he can get away with it. "Deserved' meaning according to the standards of the IRI that are set elsewhere in its 'Constitution'.   

To cite one example, according to article 226 of the Islamic Penal Code, a murder is punishable (by gesas) only when the victim of the crime did not deserve to be killed, and if the victim deserved to be killed then the person committing the murder must prove so to the court according to the law.

The Islamic Law gives a lot of room for the 'an eye for an eye' principle. Any western student of law may discover some very peculiar twisting and turning. For those law students that have the stomach and a real interest in the law in the Islamic Republic, here's another link to the ghesas 'laws': IRI Crimes has a translation in English.

Posted at 07:36 pm by waterworld


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Terror tactics against union
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Prison as a mirror of society
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Knowledge in the hands of the evil-natured man
To whom it may concern
Adonis speaks ...
Where are the billions?
A letter from Iranian students
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Partir, c'est mourir un peu
Follow the money
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Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks on CNN
Elections in Iran
Fascism in Islamic countries
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Action in Europe
The Iran of Tomorrow Movement
60 or 70 million
A man and a bear

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