Iranian drinkers face execution

Jul 02, 2012, 07:05 IST | Agencies

Two Iranians have been sentenced to death for persistent consumption of alcohol under the country's Islamic law, which forbids the use, manufacturing and trading of all types of alcoholic drinks.

The two, who have not been named by the authorities, have each previously been lashed 160 times after twice being arrested for consuming alcohol. A third conviction makes them liable for the death penalty.

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