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  1. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law on Political Crime. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | IRN-2016-L-105783

    The law defines the list of acts, actions and behavior that can be considered as political crime (publication of false information, insulting the President, Parliament members, assassination of officials, kidnapping, spying etc).
    The law provides, also, the rights of the defendants, among others, detention of the individual not more than fifteen days (unless required by the judge), relatives visits, access the TV, radio and library, etc.

  2. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law on Combating Financing of Terrorism. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-03-17 | IRN-2016-L-105777

    The law defines acts, activities and intentions that could be considered as financing of terrorism.

  3. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law on Dispute Settlement Councils. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-09 | IRN-2016-L-103146

    The Law aims to regulate dispute settlement between natural and legal persons through Dispute Settlement Councils – to be composed in cities and villages.
    The law defines the requirements to be met by the members of the Dispute Settlement Councils (age, martial status, military service, reputation,etc.).

  4. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law on the Code of Criminal Procedure for the Armed Forces and for Electronic Proceedings. - Official Gazette 1393-07-08 (2014-09-30)

    Adoption: 2014-09-30 | IRN-2014-L-103250

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Formation of the Prosecutors Office and Military Courts
    Chapter 3: Competences
    Chapter 4: Crime detection and preliminary investigation
    Chapter 5: Advocacy at the Prosecutors Office and Military Courts
    Chapter 6: Order of proceedings, issuing and delivering vote
    Chapter 7: Appeal and retrial
    Chapter 8: Enforcement of orders
    Chapter 9: Prisons and military detention place

  5. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law against Smuggling. - Official Gazette 1392-10-03 (2013-12-24)

    Adoption: 2013-12-24 | IRN-2013-L-103203

    Chapter 1 - Definition, examples and organization
    Chapter 2 - Prevention of trafficking
    Chapter 3 - Smuggling of non-prohibited goods
    Chapter 4 - Smuggling prohibited goods
    Chapter 5 - Organized smuggling of goods
    Chapter 6 - Associated crimes
    Chapter 7 - Provisions on devices for discovery and discovered goods
    Chapter 8 - Competent authority to combat trafficking
    Chapter 9 - Property obtained from smuggling
    Chapter 10 - General Provisions

  6. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Islamic Penal Code (IPC) - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1392-02-01 (2013-04-21)

    Adoption: 2013-04-21 | IRN-2013-L-103202

    Revised version of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code (IPC) adopted in April 2013.
    The new Penal Code contains four Books:

    Book One - Generalities (preliminary provisions and definitions)
    Book Two - Hudud (crimes fixed and severe punishments in Islamic sources)
    Book Four - Qisas (retaliation)
    Book Five - Diyat (monetary compensation for deaths and bodily injuries).

  7. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 71063 on Computer Crimes. - Official Gazette, 1388-03-05 (2009-05-26), No. 18742

    Adoption: 2009-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-16 | IRN-2009-L-91715

    Provides for punishments for spying, hacking, piracy and publishing materials deemed to damage 'public morality' or to be a 'dissemination of lies'.

    Article 18, inter alia, provides for imprisonment up to two years and a fine up to 5.000.000 Rials for anyone found guilty of 'disseminating false information likely to agitate public opinion'.

  8. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Anti-Narcotics Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (consolidated as of 1997). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1997-11-08 | IRN-1997-L-84309

    Sets out crimes with respect to the fabrication, trafficking etc. of narcotics.

  9. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code - Extracts of Code in English

    Adoption: 1991-06-30 | IRN-1991-L-31811

    Contains 497 sections and 103 notes, to be effective for an experimental period of 5 years, and is strictly based on Islamic fundamentalism "Shiit Shari'a". There are two categories of penalties: "Hudud" (fixed penalties) and "Qisas" (retribution) or "Diya" (blood-money). Hudud penalties are applied to persons committing crimes against the State, such as adultery, drinking alcohol, highway robbery, theft from a secured place, rebellion against the Islamic Authorities, and apostacy. Penalties include death by stoning or by sword, amputation, and flogging. Victims of crimes of essentially a private nature, such as murder, may exercise a right to retribution ("Qisas") or decide to accept blood-money ("Diyah").

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