sharia law

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest - social media

Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed over the death of a young woman in the custody of morality police.

By REUTERS
18/09/2022

Iran's Khamenei says Western enemies stoking anti-hijab protests

"The enemies' goal is to spread doubt among the people... and shake their faith, which is the main factor in maintaining the country and the Islamic system," Khamenei said

By REUTERS
27/07/2022

Muslim women divided as dueling hijab and no-hijab days approach

The ninth annual World Hijab Day will be marked on February 1. While some see it as a welcome initiative to fight Islamophobia, others expressed discontent as the custom is imposed on them.

By DEBBIE MOHNBLATT/THE MEDIA LINE
08/02/2022

Iran’s regime executed two men based on anti-gay charges

Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.

New UAE criminal code 'most sweeping reform in Gulf state's history'

One change that appears new is the ratification of a Federal Crime and Punishment Law, effective from Jan. 2, 2022, designed to better protect women, domestic staff, and public safety.

By REUTERS
27/11/2021

Afghan women should not work alongside men, senior Taliban figure says

A senior official in the Taliban told Reuters that the group would implement its version of Sharia, or Islamic law, despite international pressure.

By REUTERS
13/09/2021

Iranian Christians receive prison sentence for 'sectarian activities'

They were sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in Karaj, northern Iran after being convicted of "engaging in propoganda against the Islamic regime."

Iranian Christians receive prison sentence for 'sectarian activities'

They were sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in Karaj, northern Iran after being convicted of "engaging in propaganda against the Islamic regime."

The Israel Guide Dog Center

Blind man sues Arab restaurant for rejecting guide dog entry, Sharia law

The lawsuit asserts that refusal to allow the guide dog to enter goes against Sharia law.

Iran Kurds

Iran sentences men accused of being involved in robbery to amputation

These extreme punishments were rarely applied in the past and their use today is the source of controversy wherever they are carried out.

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