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Salimi E, Fathi M J. A legal analysis of euthanasia in the Islamic criminal code of 2011. IJMEHM 2013; 6 (4) :17-28
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5182-en.html
1- Department of Criminal Sciences and Criminology, University of Tehran, Qom Paradise, Qom, Iran , aeds90@gmail.com
2- Department of Criminal Sciences and Criminology, University of Tehran, Qom Paradise, Qom, Iran
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Euthanasia or mercy killing is a new and challenging topic in medical law. This article examines all types of euthanasia based on the Islamic criminal code of 2011, and demonstrates that active and involuntary euthanasia is murder if conditions exist the basis for active and voluntary euthanasia, however, is the victim’s consent, so the penalty is less. As the physical element of inactive euthanasia is omission, clause 296 of the criminal code and clause 2 of the penal code on refusing to help the wounded apply. Lastly, it is suggested that legislators criminalize euthanasia with a new approach and independent title, and consider principles of justice to determine less punishment for this type of killing compared to murder with malice aforethought.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Madical law
Received: 2013/10/7 | Accepted: 2013/10/7 | Published: 2013/10/7

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به نظر بنده اتانازی ربطی به دین نداره چون بیماران اعصاب وروان اسکیزوفرنی که با دارو درمان نمیشه و از توهمات شنوایی و بینایی رنج میبرد ناچار به خودکشی های خشن مثل خودسوزی و پرش از ارتفاع وغیره میشود که با اتانازی آمار خودکشی های خشن و خشونت بار به صفر میرسه و هزینه های درمان دولت و جامعه بسیار کم میشه. تشکر

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