Iran Gives Death Penalty for ‘Insulting the Prophet’

Sina Dehghan was 19 years old when the Iranian Revolutionary Guards arrested him at a military barracks in Tehran where he was a conscript on guard duty in October 2015. He and two co-defendants were charged with “posting anti-Islamic content on social media,” according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

More specifically, the trio was charged with “insulting the Prophet” and “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran” with text messages, per the UK Daily Mail. Evidently, insulting the Supreme Leader only gets you 16 months in jail but insulting Mohammed is a capital offense. The Center for Human Rights in Iran notes that if a person accused of insulting Mohammed claims his words were due to “anger” or a “mistake,” the court can reduce the sentence to 74 lashes instead of death.

Dehghan was sentenced to death, even though the CHRI says he was told he would receive a pardon if he confessed to his “crimes” and repented of his actions. The Center notes he only had four days remaining in his military service at the time of his arrest.

A source told the CHRI:

Security and judicial authorities promised Sina’s family that if they didn’t make any noise about his case, he would have a better chance of being freed, and that talking about it to the media would work against him. Unfortunately, the family believed those words and stopped sharing information about his case and discouraged others from sharing it as well.

One of his co-defendants was given a seven-year prison sentence reduced to three years on appeal, while the other, Mohammad Nouri, has also been sentenced to death.

According to the UK Independentthe exact content of the messages sent by the three defendants on the Line messaging application has not been made public.

Dehghan has been held in the notorious Arak prison where a source told the CHRI he is “suffering from depression and often cries.” The source also said Dehghan is “held in a ward with drug convicts and murderers who broke his jaw a while ago.”

He is running out of options to escape the death sentence, which was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court in January. In an interview on March 28th, Dehghan’s lawyer said a request for judicial review of his sentence has been filed.


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  • The Redman

    This needs 2 happen in america 2 hater white-folks, and homosexuals who push their corrupt life style on children.

    • Fedup

      You must be black and a closet homosexual. You feel guilty about both of these issues so you claim you want to destroy them. You will be a hater until you give in to your feelings.

      • Rex Whitmer

        Not necessarily Fedup! Most religious people, including Muslims regard homosexuality as being sinful! Libertarians have forced some recognition of perhaps being over zealous in regard to homosexuality. Some have cast it out of their beliefs, while others have made acceptance with limitations. As for Blacks! It ain’t religions objections, it’s just plain ignorance thinking some of God’s Children are acceptable and other not. We are not all PRUDES!

        • The Redman

          Nah, hex. homosexuality is in-natural, and inbred white-folks love 2 push it on the world.

          • Luke Lugnore

            did you know aids came from Africa?

          • The Redman

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      • The Redman

        I “hate” greedy, stupid, gun worshiping, hater white-folks who R inbreeds.

        • Liberals_are_commie_crybabies

          Too bad you never learned proper language usage, the term is “inbreds” DUMBASS!!! But just out of curiosity, what are “hater white-folks”?

          • The Redman

            2 bad U’re a loser truck hopper. its spelled both ways like U R. hahaahahahahaahahahah. gag-bo. hater white-folks like U, R the reason Y america failed.

          • Luke Lugnore

            It’s black folks like you that divide the country.America didn’t fail I am sure your welfare checks didn’t stop

          • The Redman

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        • Luke Lugnore

          I would’t talk about inbreeds I am sure your ancestors had a lot to do with that

          • The Redman

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  • Grim Reaper

    The Prophet Muhammad is pure evil, and those that follow his wickedness are purely Satanic. This is why Islam and Muslims need to be banned from America.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Muslims have been a scourge since Abraham And a pain for the western world. They know no peace. “Know Jesus, Know peace, No Jesus, No peace.”

    • Rex Whitmer

      Actually Joe, Mohamed didn’t know about Abraham when he first began his farce. He could neither read nor write. When told about the connection, he immediately stuffed it into his doctrine, hopping he could influence Jews to join him. His cousins wrote his word as gospel and this we have the Koran! Though it was supposed to have been dictated by one man, it varies one way then the other in different portions.

    • Liberals_are_commie_crybabies

      Your “christian” buy-bull is nothing but a fairytale.

  • These people are animals. Nuke them all.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

    • Snufy

      No, there are a lot of good people in Iran. It’s their deranged leaders that need to be taken out.

      • Spiker

        do you personally know “a lot of good people in Iran” or are you just speaking in generalities and assuming “a lot of good People”. most Americans are blind to the evil in the world and assume that people in general are just like us, that kind of thinking or
        ( not thinking ) will get a lot of good Americans killed. Do some real, legitimate research and speak from a base of facts and knowledge not feel good assumptions. The truth about Iran will shock you.

        • Snufy

          As a matter of fact, I DO know a lot of good people in Iran. Iranians are not Arabs. Islam is being forced upon most of them. You’re making generalities you know nothing about.

          • Spiker

            Ok, let me begin by saying that there are “a lot of good people in Iran”. A lot being a relative term though. Another famous quote by Edmond Burke is;
            “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
            Unlike most of its neighbors, Iran has the required assets to rid itself and the rest of us of this nightmare. With a three-millennium-history, history rich with civilized governance and cultural heritage, the Iranian people have orchestrated three major revolutions over the past century with the hope of instituting a secular government. In 1906, 1953, and the 1979 revolutions, the people of Iran pursued, but for multitudes of reasons, never fully secured secular democratic rule. In neither of these democratic uprisings, did a foreign power play a constructive role. However, in this vacuum Islam has violently wrested control from the people and is now exporting their radical brand of Islam through out the middle east under the self proclaimed ‘divine Caliph Khomeini’. While I admire this history, and support the secular movement within Iran they are now close to obtaining nuclear warheads and it is no longer a matter of standing back waiting on the good people of Iran to retake control of their government. As was the case in the 30’s with Hitler it is time the world and Iran brace themselves for what must be done. It will require a sustained military effort to defeat and eliminate radical Islam within the middle east. Iran is, I’m sorry to say, an Arab dominated culture and has been since the Arab invasion and conquest of the 6th century. Yes, the Persians we would like to believe still exsist within Iran are now 1500 years old. While sectarians do exist in Iran they are a closeted minority with no chance of winning against the Islamic State. I pity them but we cannot continue to stand by and allow the cancer that is centered within Iran to spread throughout the middle east and now the world.

      • The problem is Islam and the adherence to it by a majority. It may be a religion, but it is one calling for the elimination of all other religions with “death to the infidel,” or some such, on every other page. Cleaning this up is more than a matter of killing the leaders as they have been marrying cousins for 700 years and the average Muslim IQ is now 70 and they will believe “dying for Allah” is “…going to Heaven and getting 70 virgins.”

      • Luke Lugnore

        Most of the scum in Iran hate us including children.I would blow the whole dam country to hell along with Korea.What the hell are we waiting for

        • Snufy

          Sorry, but you’re wrong. I know many of the Iranian people and they like us. They are not Arabs. They have to tie the line with their psychotic leaders or be murdered. The average Iranian citizens are fine people.

  • louie szilvasi

    Profit Muhhameadd was a homosexual clown . Case closed .

  • Vinuzzo

    Why can’t we get 16 months in prison for those insulting President Trump? HEY, HEY, HO, HO! HIPPIE HUMPS HAVE GOT TO GO . . . .to jail.

    • David C

      Because people in this country have freedom of speech, unlike the Muslim countries. Read the First Amendment to the Constitution.

    • Snufy

      When I become the Supreme Potentate, all will bow down and kiss my ass.

    • Lycanroc

      President Trump is not a God or a Prophet. And the idea is ludicrous even if you were to insult a Christian God or Jesus Christ. We don’t subscribe to a dictatorship or a theocracy.

  • meangreenMarine

    The Center for “Human Rights in IRAN!” That’s an oxymoron in itself!

  • John Green

    Piss on Mohammed with pigs blood

  • Liberals_are_commie_crybabies

    I don’t see the big deal with that snowflake Mohammerhead, sounds like her followers are getting worked up over nothing…I mean, seriously, “disrespecting” and “talking bad” about the prophet? Seems somebody never got the reach around during butt sex!!!

  • Dennis Anderson

    Mohammad didnt do anything without his neanderthals who did nothing but rape, mame, and kill people that didnt agree with him. Just like the rest of you muslim cork suckers you cant fight one on one. It usually 3 on one. If the truth were known you have nothing in your man sack either. When you use Obamas third stall and unzip? What youre looking at if you can get your hands on it is a short stack of buttons.

  • Peter Smith

    The prophet Mohammed was a molester of small boys and dogs, and sheep, and camels, and goats, and chickens, and ducks, and pigs, and ………..