Man flogged 80 occasions for consuming alcohol over ten years in the past

“O you who believe! Intoxicants, gambling, Al-Ansab, and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Satan’s handiwork. So avoid that in order that you may be successful.” (Qur’an 5:90)

“Iranian man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child,” BBC, July 12, 2018:

Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for publicly flogging a person who was convicted of consuming alcohol when he was 14 or 15.

Local media revealed images of the person – recognized solely as “M R” – being given 80 lashes in a sq. within the japanese metropolis of Kashmar on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say he was arrested within the Iranian yr of 1385 (March 2006-March 2007) and sentenced the following yr.

It isn’t clear why the punishment was carried out greater than 10 years later.

The photographs show a young man tied to a tree being flogged by a masked man in uniform. A small crowd of individuals will be seen watching at a distance….

Article 265 of Iran’s Islamic penal code states that the punishment for consumption of alcohol by a Muslim is 80 lashes.

More than 100 different offences are punishable by flogging, together with theft, assault, vandalism, defamation and fraud, in addition to acts that Amnesty mentioned shouldn’t be criminalised, reminiscent of adultery, intimate relationships between single women and men, “breach of public morals” and consensual same-sex sexual relations….

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