In Iran A Man Of 22 Was Sentenced To Death For Taking Alcoholic Drinks
The Iranian Court sentenced to death a man of 22 for drinking strong drinks. The lawyer of the sentenced told that his client went outdoors after he had drunk alcoholic drinks and was arrested in the street. Earlier he was sentenced to a corporal punishment for drinking alcoholic drinks. By the law of Sharia, the man who drank alcoholic drinks more than 4 times can be sentenced to the extreme penalty.
Thousands of tourists visit Iran every year in order to familiarize themselves with the ancient heritage of the country and the mountain landscape, but the visa system and the orders of the country keep many people from visiting it. Now Iran is searching for the ways to make the visa system easier, to improve hotel conditions and to increase their amount in order to attract tourists.
The restrictions of the country concern both women and men. By the Muslim traditions, women are prohibited to wear open or fitted clothes and to go outdoors being uncovered, either are forbidden fitted trousers and short raincoats. If a woman breaks the rules she will be at least lectured on morals and dress code and also will have to give a written promise to obey all the rules in the future. But not only women are punished.
The restrictions in clothes for women, as the authorities affirm, are just a necessary precautionary measure which is introduced for the personal safety of ladies. Unfortunately, women-tourists can’t feel safe being in public bathhouses, swimming pools and hotels. There are a lot of cases when they are photographed and filmed secretly. The restrictions in Iran refer also men with unusual hairstyle, and also the people who walk with dogs which are considered to be dirty animals.
Drinking strong drinks is strictly prohibited for Muslims, but others can use alcoholic drinks by a special permission (for example, church wine for the performance of Christian religious rituals). Until now the execution in Iran was accomplished in public – in front of skits of people and then the photos of the execution were widely published.
Usually the sentenced people in Iran are hanged on a thick rope by means of an automotive-type crane. The person is dying long, agonizing from suffocation, unlike the European tradition by which the condemned person, falling in a hatch from a high dais, broke his cervical vertebra and died quickly.
The ways of the execution in Iran worry human rights advocates. According to the information of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the first days of 2008 in Iran began with the execution of 13 people, and besides of this, in the town of Zachidan in accordance with the sentence of the Revolutionary Court, 5 people were punished by cutting off the right hand and the left leg. According to the unofficial information, the Iranian Court also sentenced 2 people to throwing down from a rock.
The Moslem countries have really weird laws. For example in Saudi Arabia women are still not allowed to drive cars [http://www.tripspirit.com/50:Women-from-Saudi-Arabia-are-still-not-allowed-to-drive-cars].
Iuri Tarabanov writes about interesting travel experiences. His travel blog site is http://www.tripspirit.com