Iran is getting ready to debate a new law that could potentially send web criminals to the death chamber. The newly proposed bill is aimed to “toughen punishment for harming mental security in society,” and would mean that people found guilty of promoting activities such as corruption, prostitution or apostasy online could face the death penalty. Based on wording from the newly proposed law those found guilty “should be punished as ‘mohareb’ (enemy of God) and ‘corrupt on the earth’.”
This would mean that activity as simple as setting up a blog and writing about prostitution could mean death should you be found guilty. Currently Iran has pretty strict Internet rules and they block thousands of sites that are “deemed immoral or religiously and politically inappropriate.” Personally I have no interest in a prostitution blog, but it sounds really bad to think you could be put to death for such a thing.
Read [Gulf News]