Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Iran. Iran is believed to execute the most people per capita. Iranian officials cite that they are fighting a large-scale drug war along its eastern borders, and the increase of drug lords and dealers causes a rise in executions. Iran has garnered Western media attention and criticism for carrying out executions of minors , despite having signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child , which forbids executing child offenders for crimes committed under the age of
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The careers of hundreds of actors and directors ended overnight. Unlike the Hollywood blacklisting of the McCarthy era, there was not even the opportunity for a mock hearing. So marked the end of one of the most thriving film industries in the Middle East, a cinema of song and dance, sex and seduction, violence and vengeance, which combined the western genres with local flavour — although always with an eye on Shia Islam, as the ultimate code to put everything in its right order. Iranian cinema was anything but limited to poetry and humanism, although both elements existed in some of the pre-revolutionary arthouse films. Millions of filmgoers cared more about a good pop song, the latest tearjerker and a car chase through the streets of Tehran. Cinema was introduced to the country as the exclusive toy of the Qajar kings. Sporadic efforts to create a national cinema were interrupted by the allied occupation of neutral Iran during the second world war.
Capital punishment in Iran
Iran's human rights record is bad. There is no sugar-coating that. When it comes to gay people, it's almost as bad as it gets, just like other places in the Middle East, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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