Iran flogs 20 people in Qazvin for eating in public in Ramadan

Seven men publicly flogged in Quchan

Qazvin officials sentenced 20 people to flogging for eating outdoors in the fasting month of Ramadan and the ruling was carried out on the same day, reported the state-run ILNA news agency on June 11.
The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor in Qazvin also announced the arrest of 90 people who were eating in public in the month of Ramadan.
“Ninety dossiers have been created for people who were eating in public in Ramadan and from these people, 20 cases were seen to on the day of their arrests,” Ismail Sadeghi Niaraki said.
Arrests under the excuse of eating in public in the month of Ramadan continues in various cities across the country.  At least 730 people have been arrested so far according to state-run media, including 590 people in the southern province of Fars, 90 in Qazvin (west of Tehran), and 50 in Urmia (northwest Iran).

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