Iran: woman faces 99 lashes, prison
A woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 99 lashes. 32-year-old Nahid, a victim of rape and violence, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 99 lashes for allegedly having relationship with a man who drugged, raped, filmed and threatened her in 2011.
Nahid’s husband, Hamid, 38, cut off the man’s head, yet has been cleared of any charges and will be released from prison in the coming days. This is based on Iran’s law under which the man who had raped his wife was punishable by death, according to state-run Rokna news agency.