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Iran: 20 people lashed for eating or drinking during Ramadan fasting hours

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Iran: 20 people lashed for eating or drinking during Ramadan fasting hoursIran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.


According to the Qazvin Prosecutor, 20 individuals were issued flogging sentences and fines on the same day as their arrests, and their sentences were reportedly carried out on the same day as well.

Flogging is a clear example of torture and a violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Carrying out a flogging sentence is inhumane, but it is justified by Article 638 of Iran's Islamic Penal Code, which states: Anyone in public places and roads who openly commits a harām (sinful) act, in addition to the punishment provided for the act, shall be sentenced to two months' imprisonment or up to 74 lashes...

Iran Human Rights condemns the implemented flogging sentences and calls for this inhumane punishment to be removed from Iran's laws.

Iran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.


According to the Qazvin Prosecutor, 20 individuals were issued flogging sentences and fines on the same day as their arrests, and their sentences were reportedly carried out on the same day as well.

Flogging is a clear example of torture and a violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Carrying out a flogging sentence is inhumane, but it is justified by Article 638 of Iran's Islamic Penal Code, which states: Anyone in public places and roads who openly commits a harām (sinful) act, in addition to the punishment provided for the act, shall be sentenced to two months' imprisonment or up to 74 lashes...

Iran Human Rights condemns the implemented flogging sentences and calls for this inhumane punishment to be removed from Iran's laws.

Iran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.

2 Journalists Sentenced to Lashes in Gilan Province

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Arash Shoa` SharghHRANA News Agency – Mostafa Barari and Arash Shoa` Shargh, editors of two websites of “Gilan No” and ”Gilan Novin”, are sentenced by criminal court of Gilan province to respectively 114 and 40 lashes, following the complaints from a parliament member and on charge of spreading lies and publishing without having permission. This sentence was confirmed by the appeal court as well.

Top Iranian Professor at Zabol University Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging

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Radiozmaneh - A highly regarded professor in Zabol University in southeastern Iran has been sentenced to imprisonment and flogging for posting protests against university administration on Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging application popular in Iran.

Tehran Criminal Court Sentences Three Alleged Thieves to Hand Amputations

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Tehran Criminal Court Sentences Three Alleged Thieves to Hand AmputationsIranhumanrights.org - A criminal court in Tehran has sentenced three alleged thieves to hand amputations and other punishments for committing robbery, according to a local newspaper.

Negara Karimova Sentenced to Imprisonment and Lashes

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Negara KarimovaHRANA News Agency – Negara Karimova (Afsharzadeh) Azerbaijani prisoner in the women’s ward, in Evin prison, has been sentenced to more than 4 years imprisonment and 50 lashes.

Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishments

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Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishmentsAmnesty - Iran's persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities' utterly brutal sense of justice, said Amnesty International.

Iranian Authorities Carried Out Amputation Sentences Of Two Prisoners On Christmas Day

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IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS - Four fingers of the right hand of two prisoners were amputated in an Iranian prison on the Christmas day, December 25.

Young Iranians protest over ‘harsh lashings’ by police

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Young Iranians protest over ‘harsh lashings’ by policeAlArabia - Young Iranians accused of breaking their country's moral codes have been uploading photos on social media of injuries sustained from lashings by police.
The Facebook page My Stealthy Freedom, which usually known for posting photos of Iranian women without their headscarf, showed photos of the harsh punishments after young Iranians were caught in mixed-gendered parties.

Rajai Shahr Prison Is Being Prepared for an Amputation

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Amputation SentenceHRANA News Agency – Mohammadreza Farahnak, a prisoner who has been kept on charge of theft in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj since 18 years ago, after all these years faces the risk of amputation. The prisoner was informed that the sentence would be executed on Tuesday.

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