Dec 1, 2015
In Iran, flogging is a common form of punishment. Iranian courts often sentence journalists, writers, artists and activists to lashes – on exaggerated charges to punish those who are considered too critical of the regime and its leaders.
More than 30 countries in the world use flogging as a legal punishment. In some Islamic countries, both men and women can be punished with lashes, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, where Islamic lawyers in general acknowledge flogging as a legitimate penalty.
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