Iran: Information on what punishment a rapist faces under Islamic law and on whether the victim of the rape faces any penalties
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||IRN12142|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iran: Information on what punishment a rapist faces under Islamic law and on whether the victim of the rape faces any penalties, 1 November 1992, IRN12142, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aaf05c.html [accessed 20 May 2013]|
According to a representative of the Embassy of Iran in Ottawa, the victim of a rape is not penalized by the judicial system (12 Nov. 1992). However, the burden of proof rests with the victim (Ibid.). The maximum penalty for a rapist found guilty is death (Ibid.).
Additional and/or corroborative information on this subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC in Ottawa.
Embassy of Iran, Ottawa. 12 November 1992. Telephone Interview with Representative.