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Old 02-07-08, 10:17 AM
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Another Reason To Not Live In Iran

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Iranian faces execution for drinking alcohol -- report


Agence France-Presse
First Posted 19:04:00 02/06/2008

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TEHRAN -- A young Iranian man has been sentenced to hang for repeatedly drinking alcohol which is strictly banned in the Islamic republic, the Etemad newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old, identified only as Mohsen, was handed down the death penalty by a criminal court after being found guilty of drinking alcohol for a fourth time, the daily said.

"The defendant in this case has been sentenced to death and the official notification will be given soon," it quoted Judge Jalil Jalili as saying.

"According to article 179 of the Islamic penal code, if someone drinks twice and is punished for it on each occasion he should be executed on the third offence," Jalili said.

Mohsen was punished for drinking alcohol three times in May, June and October 2006. In the latest case, he was arrested for drunken and disorderly behavior on the street, the daily said.

The young man had expressed his repentance in a letter, but the judges of Branch 72 of Tehran penal court sentenced him to death.

The usual punishment for a single drinking offence is 80 lashes, according to Iran's penal code which is based in Islamic sharia law.

His execution still needs to be confirmed by Iran's supreme court before being carried out, as with all executions in the country. There are no recent records of any people being hanged in Iran for drinking alcohol.

The consumption of alcohol has been strictly forbidden since the 1979 Islamic revolution, although some Iranians flout the rules and the police regularly announce major alcohol seizures.

Only recognized Christian minorities in Iran, such as the Armenians, are allowed to produce and consume alcohol, discreetly and behind closed doors in order not to offend Islamic sensibilities.

Iran has seen an upsurge in executions -- mostly of rapists, murderers and drug-traffickers -- in recent months as the authorities implement a campaign which they say is aimed at improving security in society.

They would have executed me long ago.
Old 02-07-08, 10:31 AM
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Your title is akin to, "Reasons why men don't like to get kicked in the nuts".
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Note to self: Send more liquor to Iran.
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Do you know how they do it in Iran? They tie a noose around your neck, and the rope is tied to a crane. Then, the crane hoists you up, and you flail around like a fish on a line until you're dead.

It makes the "long drop" (used in Singapore, Malaysia, many other places) not sound so bad.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Note to self: Send more liquor to Iran.
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Originally Posted by Dave7393
Do you know how they do it in Iran? They tie a noose around your neck, and the rope is tied to a crane. Then, the crane hoists you up, and you flail around like a fish on a line until you're dead.

Then they stone your wife.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Note to self: Send more liquor to Iran.
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I wasn't aware that there were any reasons TO live in Iran.
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
Iran has seen an upsurge in executions -- mostly of rapists, murderers and drug-traffickers -- in recent months.

They would have executed me long ago.
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Damn, and I was all set to move there...
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To be fair, it was his fourth offence.
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Iran has seen an upsurge in executions -- mostly of rapists, murderers and drug-traffickers -- in recent months as the authorities implement a campaign which they say is aimed at improving security in society.
One look through the various threads here and you'll find plenty of people that wish for this kind of society in America. Yet it's evil when it's in Iran.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
One look through the various threads here and you'll find plenty of people that wish for this kind of society in America. Yet it's evil when it's in Iran.

I don't think you can put murder and rape in the same category as some dude having a beer......
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Honestly, could those people be any more fucked up over there?
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
One look through the various threads here and you'll find plenty of people that wish for this kind of society in America. Yet it's evil when it's in Iran.
Didn't realize we had that many people who lived in Dearborn, MI posting here.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I wasn't aware that there were any reasons TO live in Iran.
sandy beaches and hot women?
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Originally Posted by mhg83
sandy beaches and hot women?
no, you're thinking of IRAQ
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Originally Posted by mhg83
sandy beaches and hot women?
Well.... I think former CNN / Fox anchor Rudi Bakhtiar (an Iranian) is pretty damn hot:


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Well, who wouldn't fall for a pair of bakhtiars like that.
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At least she's not showing any forearm.
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Originally Posted by cpgator

Not that part, the part about drinking. I like to drink. I did not think that it would be taken that way, but now I see it's right below that paragraph.
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Originally Posted by Dave7393
Well.... I think former CNN / Fox anchor Rudi Bakhtiar (an Iranian) is pretty damn hot:


And the chick from Crash. Bahar Soomekh. http://imdb.com/name/nm1587232/

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an iranian programmer girl just started following me on twitter, i'll post back later if i'm still alive
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I wasn't aware that there were any reasons TO live in Iran.
+1
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Note to self: Send more liquor to Iran.

and this is why they hate us....

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