Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia are known worldwide for the ruthlessly large number of executions happening on a frequent basis. This barbaric way of punishing criminals and violators has been condemned by people from all over the world, but still, the judiciary of Iran continues to punish offenders by executing them, which is drawing flack from countries all over the world.
Western countries have expressed displeasure towards these acts by Muslim countries. These countries have also signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which does not allow offenders who are below the age of 18 to be executed, but Muslim countries are not stopping from executing minors.
A few weeks ago, there was a report that a juvenile who was being tried for armed robbery was given capital punishment. But the most shocking aspect is that, as per news sources, government agencies had it in their internal report that the juvenile was only 17 years old.
However, the Chief of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani is of the understanding that such executions would eliminate all the threats on the security of Iran. He went on to say that the judiciary of Iran is not keen on executions either, but it is required to ensure the internal security of Iran and the citizens of the Islamic Republic.
In one of the recent proceedings, two people who were being tried, Alireza Mafiha and Mohammad Ali Sarvari, were executed. Judicial analysts from Iran claimed that there were several other punishments that could be awarded instead of executing them. However, Ayatollah Larijani said that the punishment was awarded as per the rules and guidelines existing in their judicial system, and said that it is in perfect accordance with the Islamic rules.
It is shocking to know that in recent days the number of people being awarded capital punishment has shot up suddenly. Politicians who were otherwise known to be firm and aggressive are also expressing displeasure, as there are a large number of people being awarded capital punishment.