Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cast off a cliff

Adnkronos international reported Iran's supreme court has confirmed that two youths, found guilty of rape will receive 100 lashes each before being cast off a cliff
How civilized of them.
an ancient Islamic punishment - local media reported. The reports named the youths as Tayeb and Yazdan. "This is a chilling sentence," said Iranian human rights activist and lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah. "Iranian jurisprudence allows alternative punishments to those prescribed by Islamic law, but many judges ignore them, " Dadhkhah said.
The sane ones???
Iranian magistrates in recent weeks sentenced several people to punishments that had been in abeyance, he said. As recently as last week in Iranian Balochistan, five minority Sunnis had their hands and feet amputated, he noted. All five Sunnis were found guilty of the crime of 'moharebeh' or enmity towards Allah.
Why not let Allah deal with them.
The highly vague definition of 'enemy of God' ranges from homosexuals and drug traffickers to supporters or members of armed groups opposed to the regime.

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