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Teenager Facing Execution for Drinking Alcohol in Iran

A 19 year-old man, Davood, has received a death sentence for drinking alcohol in Iran. According to the Iran daily newspaper, published by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on January 11, 2003, this sentence was handed down by a judge in southern Tehran. Under Iran's Islamic law, consuming alcohol is forbidden and is usually punished by lashes or fines. However, offenders caught for a third time can be sentenced to death.

The Green Party of Iran condemns this barbaric sentence for drinking alcohol by the Mullah’s judiciary system and asks all Green Parties and human rights organizations around the world to pressure on the ruling regime in Iran to stop this execution.

Green Party of Iran
January 12, 2003