13. Jul, 2017

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Seven individuals have been publicly flogged in Quchan, a city in Iran’s northeast Khorasan Razavi province. The alleged gang members were found guilty of “disrupting public security” with mass brawling and brandishing bladed weapons. Corporal punishments like flogging remain a part of Iran’s criminal code despite the fact they violate the country’s international obligations: Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Iran has ratified, states that, "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Read English translations of coverage of the floggings at the ABF library:

https://goo.gl/4QjCSf

Fars News: Flogging Sentences Carried Out for Seven Who Disturbed Public Safety, says Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Quchan
iranrights.org