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Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record

October 25, 2013

Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.

 


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