The Iranian Judiciary sentenced a 17 year old boy to 100 lashes despite the civil suit being retracted by the victim’s family.
According to the state-run ROKNA News Agency, the teenager was sentenced to lashes after reportedly sexually abusing an 11 year old boy in Tehran.
The 7th Branch of the Tehran Criminal court sentenced Ramin to 100 lashes on July 15. According to ROKNA, Ramin said he had not abused the 11 year old boy and the boy’s parents retracted their complaint against him.
Despite this, the judges sentenced him to lashes.
Iran is the only country that hands out harsh sentences to its citizens regardless of age and even hangs child offenders despite international condemnations.
The regime also does not consider flogging as torture and routinely issues flogging sentences for a wide range of so-called “crimes”.
Most recently, an unknown number of men and women were each sentenced to 74 lashes for not abiding the regime’s compulsory veil.
The men and women were vacationing in the north of the country, in Mazandaran Province, when they were caught on camera in a boat in the Lafour Lake not sporting the mandatory dress code.
A teacher activist was also recently sentenced to 74 lashes and prison for holding a sit-in outside a government building in protest to the widespread arrest of teacher activists.
According to the sentence issued by the 103rd branch of the Shahreza Penal Court, Hamidreza Rahmati, who is member of the Isfahan Teachers’ Association, was sentenced to 18 months of prison and 74 public lashes on charges of “disrupting public order by carrying out an abnormal act outside the Education Department building”.