-- TEHRAN -- The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered “morally corrupt.”Are these people insane?
The last victims, for example, were a young couple engaged to be married who the killers claimed were walking together in public.
Iran’s Islamic penal code, which is a parallel system to its civic code, says murder charges can be dropped if the accused can prove the killing was carried out because the victim was morally corrupt.
This is true even if the killer identified the victim mistakenly as corrupt. In that case, the law requires “blood money” to be paid to the family.
Of course, that may just be my "reluctance to accept the Islamic perspective" speaking.