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Iran: Flogging

, Index number: MDE 13/039/2003

According to a report in the 15 November 2003 edition of Tehran's Kayhan newspaper, seven women, about whom no further details are provided, were each sentenced to 50 lashes by a general Court in Shiraz, south central Iran, for showing disrespect, (in Persian, hormat shekan), to the "holy month of Ramadan"

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