Iran: Young woman and man and sentenced to flogging and forced labor

A young woman and man who were charged with having an illegitimate relationship were sentenced to flogging, exile and forced labor.
The young man and woman who have not been identified in press reports, were acquitted from the charge of adultery in court but were found guilty of having an illegitimate relationship. The verdict was issued at a court hearing despite the woman’s insistence that she only had working relations with the man in question.
They were each sentenced to 100 lashes. The woman was sentenced to one year of forced labor in a welfare center while the man was sentenced to exile to a city in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, according to the state-run Tabnak website report on July 6, 2017.

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