GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Public flogging: The Best Deterrent???

Well, that's what the Iranians are saying...and they have the experience, no?
Iran's chief prosecutor, Hojatolislam Dori Najafabadi, has defended the country's practice of public flogging, saying that it "is the best deterrent".

Speaking at a conference organised by the Association for the Defence of Detainees, Najafabadi said that "some consider corporal punishment instead of jail term, a violation of human rights."

"These people are wrong," he said. "Because public flogging doesn't just allow us to cut down on the the number of people in jail, but it's also the best means of prevention."

The chief prosecutor said that the prison system in Iran "despite its problems and defects, it is among the best in the world."

“It's not by chance that many countries ask for our advice to reform their prison system according to our model," he added.
I'd like to know which countries ask for their advice? Perhaps the Zimbabweans??? Perhaps the Libyans???

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