Iranian man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child
BBC News reports: “Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for publicly flogging a man who was convicted of consuming alcohol when he was 14 or 15.
Local media published photographs of the man – identified only as ‘M R’ – being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say he was arrested in the Iranian year of 1385 (March 2006-March 2007) and sentenced the next year.
It is not clear why the punishment was carried out more than 10 years later…”View Original Article