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Iran: Commute death sentences imposed for drinking alcohol

Headline Title:  Iran: Commute death sentences imposed for drinking alcohol 26 June 2012 Two men found guilty for the third time of consuming alcohol – forbidden under Iran’s Penal Code – must not be executed, Amnesty International said. The head of the judiciary in north-eastern Khorasan Razavi province, Seyed Hassan Shariati, announced that the authorities were preparing to carry out death sentences upheld by the Supreme Court in Tehran. The two men, whom the authorities have not named, each received 80 lashes following their two previous convictions for alcohol consumption. Article…

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