Iranian man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child

Local media published photographs of the man – identified only as “M R” – being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say he was arrested in the Iranian year of 1385 (March 2006-March 2007) and sentenced the next year.

It is not clear why the punishment was carried out more than 10 years later.