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Iran flogs two for smoking in public

TEHRAN, Iran, December 25, 1999 (Reuters) - Two Iranian men have been flogged in Tehran for smoking in public during the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The men received 10 lashes each on Friday after a court convicted them of smoking in the lobby of a judiciary building hours earlier, the daily Entekhab said.

Iran's Islamic laws forbid eating, drinking or smoking in public from dawn until sunset, the period of fasting during Ramadan.