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Iranian Man Flogged for Drinking Alcohol as a Child

Amnesty International has denounced Iran for publicly flogging a man who was convicted of consuming alcohol when he was 14 or 15 years old. The international human rights watchdog called the flogging "horrific" and "absolutely shocking," and said it violated international law as well as international conventions on civil and children's rights. The flogging took place last month in Kashmar in Iran's Razavi Khorasan province, where the man, identified only as...

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