Iran: Man and woman sentenced to flogging for having secret relationship

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Judges condemned a man and woman who had a secret relationship to flogging, exile and forced labor at a psychiatric institution, the state-run Hamshahri website reported of October 9, 2017.
The two defendants were tried by the 5th Branch of the Tehran Penal Court. The judges found them both guilty and sentenced each to 99 lashes.
The young man was sentenced to two years of forced residence in a location with a poor climate, while the young woman was sentenced to one year of forced labor in a home for mentally ill patients. She has to work there three times a week, six hours every day.

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