Flogging in Esfahan: A Man was flogged Before Being Executed for Alleged Drug Dealing and Addiction
Website of Esfahan Court House
April 16, 2008
"The report indicates that Rasul M. was the third person to be executed on April 16, 2008. Branch five of the Revolutionary Court of Esfahan condemned him to death, paying five million Rials fine, and 50 lashes for attempting to sell 2 kilograms and 43 grams of heroin and one kilogram and 30 grams of crack for the second time; participation in possession of 105 grams of crack; and using heroin in 2006. This ruling was confirmed by the Chief Public Prosecutor on September 25, 2007, and was carried out in the Central Prison of Esfahan on April 16, 2008"