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    Iran Punishes Dozens Of Partying College Students With 99 Lashes

    Iran Punishes Dozens Of Partying College Students With 99 Lashes Each
    The young men and women were attending a graduation celebration.
    05/27/2016 05:19 pm ET

    More than 30 Iranian college students who were caught partying at a recent graduation celebration were promptly arrested and given 99 lashes each.

    The mixed-gender party in the northern city of Qazvin — at which the women were “half naked” and “dancing and jubilating,” according to prosecutor Esmail Sadeghi Niaraki — was brought to a halt by authorities after they were informed of the festivities.

    Morality police delivered the lashings within 24 hours of ending the party, Iran’s Mizan Online News Agency reported Thursday, ​according to translations from multiple publications.

    The punishment comes amid a wider crackdown on behaviors considered to be contrary to Islamic values by Iran’s powerful judiciary, despite President Hassan Rouhani’s relatively progressive views on social freedoms. Iranian officials have strongly pushed back against Western traditions influencing Middle Eastern culture, The Washington Post noted.

    “We hope this will be a lesson for those who break Islamic norms in private places,” Niaraki said, adding that authorities would not overlook “law-breakers who use excuses such as freedom and having fun in birthday parties and graduation ceremonies.”

    Alcohol consumption and mixed-gender dancing are prohibited in Iran, especially if the women aren’t wearing Islamic veils, Agence France-Presse noted.

    Earlier this month, Iran arrested several models who posted photos to social media of themselves posing without head scarves. In October, two Iranian poets were also sentenced to 99 lashes each in addition to jail sentences for shaking hands with the opposite sex.

    Iran Punishes Dozens Of Partying College Students With 99 Lashes Each

    (any cabin crew wanting to fly to Iran )

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    Did they strip them totally naked and splay them wide open during the whipping?...How hard were they whipped and where on the body and what was the weapon used?...So many questions to be answered...Will they ever walk again or sit down or sleep on their backs again?...Are they mentally damaged now?...

    Don't understand this "culture"...

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    Jubilating? That sounds messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Iranian officials have strongly pushed back against Western traditions influencing Middle Eastern culture, The Washington Post noted.
    Western? Only Western?

    What about East Asia: Japan, Thailand, VN, China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Iranian officials have strongly pushed back against Western traditions influencing Middle Eastern culture, The Washington Post noted.
    Western? Only Western?

    What about East Asia: Japan, Thailand, VN, China?
    Maybe they're not as good at jubilating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman
    was brought to a halt by authorities after they were informed of the festivities
    Someone obviously didn't get an invite or is applying for a job with the religious police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman
    Iranian officials have strongly pushed back against Western traditions influencing Middle Eastern culture, The Washington Post noted.


    BS - this is a group of religious fanatics imposing their own ideals and trying to create an entirely new culture more suited to their liking.

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