Corpun file 16966
Iran Focus, 21 November 2005
Iran sentences three youth to flogging, jail
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 21 – Three youths were
sentenced to flogging, jail time, and being street-paraded, a
semi-official daily reported on Monday.
The three young men, identified only as Hamed Z., Mostafa A., and
Kamran N., were accused of drinking alcohol, racketing,
“creating trouble”, and breaking windows, the hard-line
daily Kayhan wrote.
Their sentence includes 74 lashes to the back each and six months
The court also ruled that they should each be street-paraded in
various neighbourhoods by police.
The Iranian authorities frequently parade youths, forced to sit
backwards on donkeys, in their local neighbourhood so as to
embarrass and humiliate them.
Such punishments are often used for petty crimes such as alcohol
consumption, disregarding nightly curfews, and disrespect towards