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Corpun file 17479

IranMania.Com, 3 March 2006

Eight drug dealers flogged in Iran

LONDON, March 3 (IranMania) - Eight convicted drug dealers were flogged in public in southern Iran on Thursday, the official news agency IRNA reported.

A judiciary official in the southern province of Bushehr, Hedayatollah Rahavi, said the men were given between 70 and 100 lashes.

Iran is a major thoroughfare for cannabis, opium and heroin being smuggled from Afghanistan to the Middle East region and Europe, and the Islamic republic itself counts an estimated two million narcotics users.

Corpun file 17667

Iran Press News, 6 March 2006

Boy arrested, flogged and imprisoned for 'demonstrating'

According to reports from the Organization of Defense of Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan, the recent series of arrests in the township of Mahabad continues. 14-year-old Shahou Hasanpour and his brother Houshiar are two of the most recent detainees. They were arrested and charged with taking part in the summer 2005 series of demonstrations in Mahabad.

Neither one of the brothers had the benefit of being represented by a lawyer in court. Houshiar was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 50 lashes.

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