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January 12, 2003
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Islamic Court in Iran sentences 19-year-old to death by hanging for drinking alcohol

The BBC (news.bbc.co.uk) reports that an Islamic Court in Iran has sentenced a 19-year-old to death by hanging for drinking alcohol:

A 19-year-old Iranian man has been sentenced to death by hanging for repeatedly drinking alcohol, local newspapers have reported.

The man, identified only as Davoud, had already twice been arrested and whipped for committing the offence.

Under the country's strict Islamic laws, drinking is strictly forbidden, and those caught are usually whipped or heavily fined.

However if caught for a third time an offender can be sentenced to death.

Police arrested the man after he visited a police station to enquire about two of his friends who had also recently been detained.

The authorities noticed he had been drinking and immediately charged, the French news agency AFP reported.

"Shaaria" is Islamic Law - countries such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Somalia and Iran implement Shaaria. Human, gay and women rights many times are ignored when Islamic Law is applied.

Thanks to LGF for the link - I copy the full article below.

Iranian teen faces death for drinking
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/
hi/middle_east/2648933.stm

A 19-year-old Iranian man has been sentenced to death by hanging for repeatedly drinking alcohol, local newspapers have reported.

The man, identified only as Davoud, had already twice been arrested and whipped for committing the offence.

Under the country's strict Islamic laws, drinking is strictly forbidden, and those caught are usually whipped or heavily fined.

However if caught for a third time an offender can be sentenced to death.

Police arrested the man after he visited a police station to enquire about two of his friends who had also recently been detained.

The authorities noticed he had been drinking and immediately charged, the French news agency AFP reported.

Black market

The judge in the court in Shahre Rey, south of the Iranian capital Tehran, has referred the case to the head of Iran's judiciary, a body controlled by conservatives.

He may decide to commute the sentence, after the teenager admitted his errors and promised to give up his drinking habit.

"I had been punished twice for drinking three glasses of alcohol and I knew what I was drinking was forbidden under Islamic law," a local newspaper quoted Davoud as saying.

Despite alcohol being banned under Iran's strict law codes since the 1979 Islamic revolution, it is readily available on the black market, with authorities regularly seizing large quantities of intoxicating drink.

Posted by David Melle at January 12, 2003 02:21 AM
Comments

u ain't got life u just have all stupid stuff in your website Mr David u should read the Koran and make your website after knowin everyones religion man we muslims ain't got shit to give ya so peace out u are going to die after all jews suck everyone know ha! peace!!

Posted by: rabz on January 15, 2003 07:18 AM

I am a Christian with small traces of Jewish ancestry.

Yahweh God said he will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel.

In Israel citizenship is not limited to just the Jewish people. There are many Arab Muslims who are Israeli citizens as well.

Some of them even hold seats in the Israeli Knesset.

Israel has a lot more Freedom than any other Country in the Middle East.

Israel has tried and tried again to let the Palestinian Authorities Handle crimes commited by Palestinian Terrorists but due to the blatant refusal of Yaser Arafat and most of the Palestinian Authorities to fight against the Terrorists the Israeli Army has had no choice but to act.

Can you explain a recent report where there were some Innocent Palestinians who got mad not at the Israelis but instead the Palestinian Govt for the Israeli Army's crackdown in Palestinian Neighborhoods.

And rabz how would you know if David has read the Koran or not. I've read a few portions of it myself including the parts calling for eliminating my Christian and Jewish brothers.

God forbid you have a Heart Attack rabz cause afterall if a person has a Heart Attack and lives thanks to an Operation that person can thank the Jews for saving their life and why?

I'll tell you why.

Jewish people invented a great deal of those devices that are used to save peoples lives after they have a Heart Attack.

Now that you know this rabz I hope that you and your fellow Anti-Semetic cronies don't have a Heart Attack cause if you do then you and your Anti-Semetic Cronies might as well just Die.

God Bless you David Melle for putting this site together many Anti-Semetic idiots succeed in getting so many people fooled into supporting Palestine instead of Israel.

I Thank God that a great deal of the American Public is no longer buying the lies of the Anti-Semites.

A great deal of my Christian Brothers have stated that it is time to do what many in the Christian Church failed to do during the time of Hitler which is speak out against Anti-Semetism and speak in support of the Jewish people.

I am proud to be a Christian who happens to have a tiny trace of Jewish ancestry.

I am also Proud to be Grandson of a World War II Veteran that fought against Anti-Semites.

Posted by: Ryan McReynolds on May 31, 2003 07:45 PM
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