Owning a Dog in Iran = 74 Lashes

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This could have been funny if it were not sad: Dog owners in Iran are liable to receive 74 lashes.

Here’s what the law says: “Anyone who walks or plays with animals such as dogs or monkeys in public places will damage Islamic culture, as well as the hygiene and peace of others, especially women and children”. The Koran doesn’t forbid dogs but that doesn’t seem to bother the lawmakers in Iran. Oh, the law doesn’t apply to the police, hunters and farmers.

74 lashes for owning a dog in Iran! And this follows human rights chief Larijani’s “Oscar-winning” performance at the UPR in which he categorally stated that there is no torture in Iran. Perhaps that’s because Larijani has created a new loophole in what he calls “multi-cultural” human rights: that would mean that if Iran decides to punish someone with 74 lashes for owning a dog in Iran, that should be OK because it is simply part of Iran’s culture.

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