Iran Focus

London, 12 Jun - Tehran, 12 Jun - Iranian authorities have lashed 20 people in Qazvin for eating in public in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, state media reported.

The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor in Qazvin announced the arrest of 90 people who were eating in public in the month of Ramadan, the Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, reported on Sunday, 11 June.

“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.

“The culprits were sentenced to flogging and fines, and the sentences were carried out”, he added.