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Iran: 80-lash sentence meted out on Christians who consumed communion wine

Catholic World News - November 05, 2013

Two of the four Iranian evangelical Christians who were recently convicted on charges of consuming alcohol have received their 80-lash sentence.

The four had consumed communion wine during a church service.

One of them, Behzad Taalipasand, was whipped “with extreme violence,” according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, which monitors the persecution of Christians.

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