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2 Iranians To Be Flogged, Thrown Off Cliff

From Italy’s Adnkronos International:

Iran: Two youths to be flogged and cast off a cliff

Tehran, 10 Jan. (AKI) – Iran’s supreme court has confirmed that two youths, found guilty of rape will receive 100 lashes each before being cast off a cliff – an ancient Islamic punishment – local media reported. The reports named the youths as Tayeb and Yazdan.

“This is a chilling sentence,” said Iranian human rights activist and lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah.

“Iranian jurisprudence allows alternative punishments to those prescribed by Islamic law, but many judges ignore them, ” Dadhkhah said.

Iranian magistrates in recent weeks sentenced several people to punishments that had been in abeyance, he said. As recently as last week in Iranian Balochistan, five minority Sunnis had their hands and feet amputated, he noted.

All five Sunnis were found guilty of the crime of ‘moharebeh’ or enmity towards Allah. The highly vague definition of ‘enemy of God’ ranges from homosexuals and drug traffickers to supporters or members of armed groups opposed to the regime.

Iran in the past two days hanged seven people for drug trafficking. In 2007, it executed at least 297 people, according to campaign group Amnesty International.

Funny how “insurgents” if they are against the wrong regime, are ‘moharebeh,’ isn’t it?

Iran’s supreme court has confirmed that two youths, found guilty of rape will receive 100 lashes each before being cast off a cliff – an ancient Islamic punishment…

These people are such sentimentalists.

Speaking of which, there was a mother of two young children in that batch of 13 convicted criminals who were just hanged.

She had been found guilty of murdering her husband after discovering he was having an affair.

Somehow I don’t think a husband who murdered his wife for having an affair would face the same punishment.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 11th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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