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Thankfully, the sentence is a suspended one but it's still very unfortunate. I guess Halle Berry & Adrian Brody should be thankful they're not Iranian.

Iranian actress given 74 lashes for kissing man on stage

Tehran, April 22, IRNA -- Iranian actress Gohar Kheirandish, who had once kissed a male filmmaker on a public podium, has been sentenced to 74 lashes but the punishment will remain suspended, press said Tuesday.

The punishment was issued by a court in the central desert city of Yazd, where Kheirandish, in her 50s, had kissed Ali Zamani on the forehead and shook his hand in November while receiving a prize at a ceremony.

She had later been quoted as saying that her gesture, which angered some people for being un-Islamic, was a spontaneuos show of maternal affection.

The young director was a student of her late husband.

A street protest was organized in the city and some media lambasted the pair, accusing them of harming Islam.

Kheirandish also apologized for the foul-up, winning herself a suspended flogging.

Under the Islamic Sharia law, implemented in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, unrelated mature males and females are banned from physical contact outside marriage.



Gohar Kheirandish
 

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crazy religious people
 

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Well, this is actually a good thing. The fact that she got a "suspended" flogging just goes to show that the regime is growing more progressive and less abusive.
 

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disposablehero said:
Well, this is actually a good thing. The fact that she got a "suspended" flogging just goes to show that the regime is growing more progressive and less abusive.
lol...dh, in everything, be grateful huh? :)
 

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S. Arabia Man to Get 4,750 LashesThe Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi court has sentenced a man to six years in prison and 4,750 lashes for having sex with his wife's sister, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The woman involved in the case was sentenced to six months in jail and 65 lashes, the paper Al-Eqtisadiah reported, though the court found she had not consented to the relationship. She had also reported the affair to the police.

Having a relationship with one's in-law is considered a serious offense under the strict Islamic judicial code that Saudi Arabia follows.

The court, in the port city of Jiddah, ordered that the lashes be administered to the man at a rate of 95 at a time. :eek:

Lashes are often handed out by Saudi courts, although rarely in such large numbers.

The court also ruled he was not eligible for a pardon "because of the ugliness and seriousness of his crime."

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BigTennisFan said:
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi court has sentenced a man to six years in prison and 4,750 lashes for having sex with his wife's sister, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The woman involved in the case was sentenced to six months in jail and 65 lashes, the paper Al-Eqtisadiah reported, though the court found she had not consented to the relationship. She had also reported the affair to the police.
um do they mean the wife of the man or the woman he had sex with?
and if they mean the woman he had sex with...not consented... as in raped???

its late... shut up.
 

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joui can you answer my question?

im stupid :sad:
 

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d-love, I think it means that the woman he had sex with was punished even though she was somehow blackmailed/coerced into it (if not actually raped in the usual sense).
 

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I do think that these countries are ridiculous in the things they do, it's like living in a backward country, with all these rules, pathetic :rolleyes:
 
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