Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bill Clinton won't be moving to Iran soon

Neither will Rudy G or Newt.

His face covered by a balaclava, an official brandishing a cane repeatedly lashes the back of a man found guilty of breaking Iran's morality laws.

Two police officers hold the legs of 25-year-old Saeed Ghanbari and another his arms to ensure there is no escape from the punishment of 80 lashes handed down by a religious court.

Traffic was brought to a halt in Qazvin, 90 miles west of the capital Tehran, as more than 1,000 men gathered behind barricades to watch the public flogging.

Check out the pix. It appears that the writer is speculating on the specific offense, but usually it's adultery (in this country your wife gives you the 80 lashes) or consuming adult beverages (isn't a hangover enough punishment?).

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