Posted by: becketfund | February 26, 2008

Iran: Government Proposes Death for Apostates

TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament is considering legislation that would mandate the death penalty for apostasy and allow the government to further interfere in Iranians’ religious practices, the BBC reported on February 26. While apostasy is punishable by death according to Sharia law, it is the first time in Iranian history that it could become enshrined in the Iranian criminal code.

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