Xtian in Iran to have his lips burnt for eating during Ramadan
Christian sentenced by Iranian judge to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during Ramadan
- Christian ate during the day within the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
- Five other men, who were Muslims, were flogged for not fasting
- Christians have been persecuted under the country’s Sharia law
An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah.
Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said.
A spokesperson from The National Council of Resistance of Iran, a political coalition which opposes the government, denounced the treatment as ‘savage’ and called on western countries to take action.
Tens of thousands of Iranian Muslim women attend the Eid al-Fitr prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan. A Christian man was sentenced to have his lips burnt after refusing to fast during the religious festival
They said: ‘The silence of the world community, especially of western countries, vis-à-vis these medieval punishments under the excuse of having nuclear talks with Iran has intensified the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran.
‘This will ultimately embolden the Iranian regime to continue its nuclear projects more than before.’
But earlier this year the UN blasted Iran for the persecution of Christians in a damning report laid bare to the world in March.
The detailed report found that Iran has continued to imprison Christians for their faith and designated house churches and evangelical Christians as ‘threats to national security.’
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