• Payman Hosseinzadeh
  • Iraj Goldouzian



Abstract. “Suicide” is an act in which committer (usually) terminates his/her life willfully, and deliberately. This act, in fact, is a kind of “Murder” not “Death”, in which the perpetrator, and victim is a single person. All of Islamic jurists, and lawyers believe in ban of this ac unanimously, and consider suicide as a deadly sin, but the main question is whether suicide’s marginal acts such as participation, assistance, and (indirect) causation, according to the criminal law’s rules (especially Iranian statutory), are considerable as “ crime”, and then “ punishable” or not? So, this paper tries to clarify the Iranian criminal law position on this issue, and provide justifying instruments concerned to necessity of criminalization of suicide and its marginal acts, besides to gradual, and conservative recent changes by legislator such as enacting the Article 15 (B) of cybercrimes act (2009), or Articles 295, and 379 of Islamic Penal Code (2013).

Keywords: Suicide, Sine, Crime, Haram (banned), Punishment.


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