Book punishment

  Najizade is a judge in the northern Iranian city of Gombard Kavus. On one occasion, he tried a case of a teenager blocking the road and robbery. The teenager was named Qasim. He was only 16 and was in the first grade of high school. After understanding, Qasim robbed it because his mother was sick and had a high fever, but did not have the money to go to the hospital for treatment. So he robbed a woman at night and used the Iranian rial to send her mother to the hospital for treatment.
  His mother turned to peace, but Qasim was arrested and imprisoned for robbery. If in accordance with Iranian law, Qasim would be sentenced to six months in prison. Although only six months in prison, his life has been stained since then, and it will have an irreversible and profound impact on his work and life in the future. After he is released from prison, he will be discriminated against by his classmates, and he will drop out of school and wander into society. It will be difficult to find a job, and the marriage will not go smoothly… Judge Najizad regrets Qassim very much. He specifically checked some files for this and found that some teenagers were released after being sentenced to prison for the first time for a crime. Later, most of them will quickly commit a second crime, because they have “stains” and “labels” on their bodies, and they will be discriminated against by the people around them, and they will have a mentality of “breaking the pot”. Because of this, Iran’s juvenile crime rate remains high.
  Najizade thought that juvenile delinquency is generally caused by youthfulness and lack of legal concepts. If they are asked to read more law books, it may reduce crime. Can they treat young people with lesser crimes or Criminals with no prior convictions should be sentenced to “book punishment”-“reading” instead of “imprisonment”? Najizade compiled the file materials and his own thoughts into a written report and submitted it to the higher court for approval, “you can try it.” Soon, Najizad tried the case of Qasim’s robbery and sentenced Qasim to a “book sentence”-Qasim could serve his sentence without imprisonment, just read five books designated by the judge and write Just hand over the reading notes to the judge.
  In this way, Qasim returned to school. He went to school while “serving a sentence (reading books designated by the judge).” Later, Qasim was admitted to the famous Tehran University in Iran. After graduation, he worked in a Fortune 500 multinational company. Qasim said that if the judge hadn’t sentenced him to “book penalty”, he would not be where he is today. He would like to thank Judge Najizad, the creator of “Book Punishment”.
  After the trial of “Book Punishment” in Gombard Cavus, the secondary crime rate of young people in the area was almost zero, and it was praised by juvenile delinquents, their families and legal experts. Not long ago, the Islamic Parliament of Iran promulgated a new law: juveniles with minor crimes or people with no previous convictions, judges can use “reading” instead of “imprisonment” in specific cases according to the severity of the criminals’ crimes—” “Book punishment” was officially written into Iran’s national law.
  The ancients said: Law is not merciful. The law is hard and cold, but if some compassionate humanistic feelings are added to the hard and cold laws and regulations, will it make the law more humane and better regulate the people’s production and life?

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