The Iranian parliament has voted in favour of new laws that would see people found guilty of apostasy being given the death penalty. It was heavily approved by the parliament with 196 votes for, seven against and tow abstained from voting.

Those who leave Islam for another religion, including Christianity, will now face the death penalty for apostasy from Islam, once the new law is fully enacted. This is seen as a further erosion of human rights in Iran.


  1. Freedom of apostasy is guaranteed by the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, and yet several countries have laws against apostasy with penalties of imprisonment or death. The issue of crimes against humanity perpetrated against apostasy is rising as waring factions involving religion dominates world news.

    It is time for the UN to remember its charter and pressure countries that commit human rights violations against apostates to cease and desist. In an effort to improve awareness about these human rights violations and to solicit support for that cause, the following site provides further details:

  2. Pingback: Human Rights Alert - apostasy death penalty . Saturday, September 20, 2008 12:09 AM - English

  3. Hi Ammegan,

    Good to hear from you again – been a while.

    I moved my postings over the slow way – copy and paste. I keep each posting as a word document, so it wasn’t too hard. I didn’t want to loose them forever should something happen – proved a good move. Made it easy to move.

    It might be more difficult for you should you wish to do so as well – you have so many posts at Tblog – yeah, I look at them from time to time. Unless you have a back up copy too of course.

    At WordPress you can date the entries as you post them which means you can get the same date as they were on Tblog or elsewhere.

    Regards, Kevin

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