Guarantee of Homicide due to Sexual Intercourse in Iranian Jurisprudence and Criminal Law

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Sexual intercourse is generally not the means of killing other people. Infection of sexual partner to STD as well as force in penetration, however, may result in death.  In the first case, the person 's awareness of his own infection, methods of disease transmission and its lethality are supposed as conditions of murder and in the assumption of not being aware of each of these components as well as taking measures to prevent transmission, Dia will be fixed for partner or his/her sanguinity relations. If the death results due to force in sexual penetration, most of the jurists are believe in payment of Dia by partner, although some are against this view on the basis of the Rule “No Liability for Authorized Act “. In addition, some jurists fix Dia only where there is a dispute between the spouses. Provided the dispute affirmed, it seems that claimant can ask for Qasameh. Where there is no dispute between spouses, the husband shall not be responsible. In Iran’s criminal law, there is no specific article in this respect, but it is inferred from different legal titles.


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