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Iranmania.com, 17 January 2005
Ailing Iran drinker gets cat of 80 tails
LONDON, Jan 17 (IranMania) - Iran's judiciary has found a
novel way of lashing a man for drinking alcohol despite warnings
that the punishment would seriously endanger his health,
according to the Iran newspaper.
A state medical official had confirmed that the man, who was not identified and who had appealed the initial verdict on health grounds, was indeed sick and that "80 lashes would be perilous to his health".
The report said the man had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a robbery and had confessed to drinking alcohol -- a crime in the Islamic republic that is punishable by fines, short jail terms or the lash.
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