IRAN: TWO PEOPLE AT IMMINENT DANGER OF EXECUTION FOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL
June 24, 2012: Two people who were sentenced to death for consuming alcohol in Iran are at imminent danger of execution.
According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA Iranian Supreme court has approved the death sentence of two people who are sentenced to death for consuming alcohol for the third time. Quoting the head of the Iranian judiciary in Razavi Khorasan province, Hasan Shariati, the report said: "These two had previously been sentenced to "Hadd" and their sentences (80 lashes each time) had been implemented. They were sentenced to death for being convicted of drinking alcohol for the third time and their sentence has been approved by the Supreme Court".
Shariati added: "After approval by the Supreme Court, implementation of their execution is now being prepared". (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 24/06/2012)