Thursday, August 23, 2007
Iran's Cruel and Unusual Punishments
The Daily Mail reports that 25 year-old Saeed Ghanbari received 80 lashes as punishment for violating Iran's religious laws.
His crimes include "abusing alcohol and having sex outside of marriage."
1,000 interested observers watched the bloody scene.
Amnesty International believes thousands of Iranians were flogged in 2006 to go along with 117 executions. Among those punished: a woman, forced into prostitution at age eight, received 99 lashes because of "acts contrary to chasity" [sic]. Earlier this year, a man was flogged "after a copy of the Bible was found in his car."
The mullahs are after a record this year, with 120 executions thus far in 2007. Two victims were under age 18, reportedly killed for acts of homosexuality.
I wonder if Democrats consider this 'cruel and unusual punishment"?