Iran: Man might be hanged for drinking alcohol


A young man was tried on October 15 in the 9th Branch of the Tehran Penal Court on the charge of being arrested for the fourth time for drinking alcohol, according to the state-run Aria news agency on October 16, 2017.
Article 179 of the Islamic Penal Code stipulates that “whoever drinks alcohol numerous times and is punished after every time, upon the third time, he will be executed”. After hearing the defendants statement, the judges said they would shortly issue their verdict.