Iran: Two men flogged 74 times in public in Qods city
- Published on Friday, 15 August 2014 16:16
NCRI- The Iranian regime's henchmen lashed two men on Wednesday in public for 'disrupting public order' in a city near the country's capital Tehran.
A police commander in Qods city was quoted by state-run Mehr news agency as saying: "the men who were thugs in the city... were arrested by the police and a ruling by the revolutionary court in the city sentenced them to 74 lashes in public."
He said the sentence was carried out for the men how were identified by their initials as V.Y. and A.N. but no further information were provided.
Police colonel Hojatollah Karami-zand said: "the police and the judiciary in the city are determined to more harshly deal with those that disrupt public order and public security.
Since Hassan Rouhani became the clerical regime's president a year ago, human rights violations including execution, public hanging carrying out inhuman punishments such as flogging have intensified.
According to the official statistics published by the regime’s judiciary during the holy month of Ramadan at least 200 individuals were lashed in one Iranian province alone.