Islamic Republic of Iran: Man gets two years prison and 80 lashes for “insulting Islamic sanctities”

We are much more enlightened in the West: “insulting Islamic sanctities” won’t get you imprisoned (yet); it will just get you vilified, defamed, deplatformed, and branded a “hate group leader.”

“Iran: Prisoner of conscience flogged 100 times for ‘drinking alcohol and insulting Islam,’” Amnesty International, August 1, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The flogging of Kurdish singer and prisoner of conscience Peyman Mirzazadeh 100 times demonstrates the shocking brutality of Iran’s justice system, said Amnesty International.

Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced to two years in prison and 100 lashes after being convicted of “drinking alcohol” and “insulting Islamic sanctities”. The flogging was carried out on 28 July and left him in agonizing pain with a severely swollen back and legs. He is currently on hunger strike in protest at his treatment and sentence….

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), an Iranian human rights group, Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and 80 lashes for “insulting Islamic sanctities” and 20 lashes for “drinking alcohol”. He had also been sentenced to two years in prison in a separate case on charges including collaborating with an opposition group….

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