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Judicial CP - February 2006
Corpun file 17419
Iran Focus, 27 February 2006
Iran's police lash man 74 times in public
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 27 – A man accused of being
a “trouble-maker” was flogged in public by police in
the northern Iranian city of Rasht, a semi-official daily
reported on Monday.
The man, only identified as Farshid N., received 74 lashes in
Shik Street, Jomhouri Islami wrote.
A court in Rasht convicted Farshid of “causing trouble”
and “frightening people in public places”.
The “Plan to Increase Security in Society” has been in
effect in Gilan province, since February 20, according to
Brigadier General Ali Aghazadeh, the commander of State Security
Forces in the province. Rasht is the provincial capital of Gilan.
Under the plan, individuals accused of being
“trouble-makers” have been rounded up for sentencing in
Iranian officials often refer to millions of unemployed young
men, who are largely beset by frustration and despair, as
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