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Judicial CP - July 2006

Corpun file 17807

Iran Focus, 6 July 2006

Iran sentences man to 10 times execution

Tehran, Iran, Jul. 06 A court in southern Iran has sentenced a man to ten times execution, the official news agency reported.

Ali Mohammad-Afsaneh, from the town of Jahrom, was handed the sentence after he was convicted of multiple murders, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Mohammad-Afsaneh was also sentenced to 148 lashes, 10 years of jail time, and an 8,000,000 Rial ($800) fine.

Jahrom is situated in the southern Iranian province of Fars.

Corpun file 18078

Iran Focus, 31 July 2006

Iran flogs man in public for stealing motorbike

Ahwaz, Iran, Jul. 31 A man was flogged in public in the south-western town of Ramhormoz for stealing a motorbike.

The man, only identified by his initials M. Kh., received 70 lashes in Azadi Square on Wednesday, according to the local state-run daily Asr Karoon.

He was flogged in the presence of judicial officials, the daily reported.

Ramhormoz is situated in the Arab-dominated province of Khuzestan which has been the scene of unremitting anti-government protests since early 2005.

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