In the northeastern Iran, a man was sentenced to 74 lashes for insulting police officers in Torbat Heydariyeh.

A man was sentenced to 74 lashes for insulting police officers in Torbat Heydariyeh, northeastern Iran. Flogging in Iran is regularly handed out for petty crimes such as theft, as well as to dissidents and for 100 other “offences”.

According to the state-run IRIB News Agency, the man’s father was sentenced to 600 hours of public service, in exchange for a prison sentence of 3 months and 1 day for “excessive hunting”. His son, whose name has not been mentioned in the report, was sentenced to 74 lashes and a fine of 20 million rials ($76) for insulting police officers and disobeying the police.