Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Stoning has been dropped from Iranian penal code, Jamal Karimirad

Stoninghas been dropped from Iranian penal code, spokesman: "Stoning has been dropped from Iranian penal code, spokesman

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA -- Stoning has been dropped from the penal code
for a long time, the Judiciary spokesman Jamal Karimirad said on
Tuesday.
Karimirad said that propaganda campaign had been launched accusing
Iran of stoning certain individual.
"Even senior officials of different states have voiced concern
over stoning certain individual, whereas, international observers can
see her alive in Iran," Karimirad said.
"We do not have stoning in our penal code for a long time," he
said.
Asked whether the Judiciary respects the law that the students
involved in demonstrations should be dealt by the Campus Disciplinary
Committee, Karimirad said that the Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud
Hashemi Shahroudi believes that charges against the students over
unrest in the universities falls within the jurisdiction of the
disciplinary committees."

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