Iran: 80-lash sentence meted out on Christians who consumed communion wine
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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- Iran: Christian 'whipped with extreme violence' as lashing sentences carried out (Christian Solidarity Worldwide)
- Iran: Protestants sentenced to 80 lashes for consuming communion wine (CWN, 10/24)
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