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Mohammad Javad Larijani, the Head of the Human Rights Council of the Iranian regime's Judiciary said on August 5: "We are proud of our judicial system and we do not feel uncomfortable with Law of Retribution and even stoning."
Human rights organizations have increasingly condemned the Iranian regime for practices such as executions, stoning, limb amputations, eye gouging and flogging.
Larijani has continuously rejected international criticism and censure by the United Nations.
In the past he has described stoning and amputations under the regime's Law of Retribution as 'beautiful' and had called the medieval punishments a 'service to humanity' and said the increased execution rate was a positive marker of the regime's achievement.
He told the Wall Street Journal in 2011: "Stoning means you should do a number of acts by throwing a limited number of stones in a special way. In the eyes of some people, stoning is a lesser punishment than execution because there is a chance you should survive."
Islamic Fundamentalism and Iran
Islamic Fundamentalism, which may manifest itself on the streets of France or Yemen and Syria, and its victims may be diverse, but it is a single issue confronting the globe. It may appear random or unplanned but it is in fact shrewdly promoted and sustained by a regime, which relies on the phenomenon for its very survival.