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A fresh wave of public floggings, with some 200 youth publicly lashed in Tehran in early weeks of July, has become a new cause for disputes between reformers surrounding moderate President Mohammad Khatami and the nation's powerful conservatives.

Carried out frequently in the tumultuous early days of the 1979 Islamic regime, public floggings and executions gradually increased.

Flogging have once more become a popular form of punishment, usually meted out on young people for having sex outside of marriage, or for consumption of drugs or alcohol.


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