Flogged in Public for Sex Outside of Marriage

HRANA News Agency – A prisoner was flogged in public in Masjed-Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, on charges of having sexual intercourse without being married.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, 2011, a prisoner identified by the initials Q. M. received 90 lashes in Masjed-Soleyman’s main square.

Khuzestan Province’s Judiciary Public Relations announced that the flogging sentence had been issued by the criminal court in order to carry out justice and enforce the law of the land.