The Iranian judiciary sentenced a young man and a woman to flogging, exile and forced labor in a mental patients facility.
The young woman was accused of having secret relationship with the man, a charge which both denied. However, they were each sentenced to 99 lashes. Furthermore, the man was sentenced to exile while the young woman was sentenced to two years of forced labor in a mental patients center. She has to work 6 hours a day, 3 days a week for a year.
This is while relationship on the internet has not been defined as a crime even in the regime’s medieval laws. (The state-run Hamshahri website – October 9, 2017)