The flogging sentence for Laleh Vahabi, a resident of Talesh, was carried out on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. The inhumane sentence of 74 lashes was executed at 10 am on Tuesday in a closed environment in the Judiciary branch in Talesh, a part of Gilan province.
Laleh Vahabi, a 35-year-old woman, was arrested in Talesh by government forces in February 2023. Eventually, she was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and 74 lashes by the Public and Revolutionary Court of Talesh.
There is no precise information available about Laleh Vahabi’s current situation.
Iran Human Rights Monitor (Iran HRM) condemns the medieval flogging sentence and considers it inhumane and contrary to human dignity. Using lash punishment by the Iranian judiciary violates international human rights laws, as flogging is considered inhumane, oppressive, and contrary to human dignity. Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights prohibits implementing such punishments.