Dozens of Businesses Closed for Breaking Ramadan Rules

Dozens of Businesses Closed for Breaking Ramadan Rules

The Head of Supervision and Inspection of the Alborz Chamber of Guilds announced that 27 businesses were closed for breaking Ramadan rules in Karaj County.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting IRNA, 27 shops were closed by officials in Karaj for allegedly violating Ramadan rules namely serving food, eating, and drinking in public.

According to this official, in recent days, the police inspected 881 shops and restaurants to see if they are observing the rules.
Similarly, two businesses in Ahvaz were shut down, and a few people were arrested. Also, ten businesses in Neyshabur were closed.

Eating and drinking during the month of Ramadan have not been explicitly criminalized in Iranian laws. Based on Article 638 of the Islamic Penal Code, however, committing an act that the Islamic jurisprudence considers Haram (forbidden) can be subject to a penalty of either ten days to two months imprisonment or flogging of up to 74 lashes.

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