Iranian Christians sentenced to 80 lashes for taking communion

IRAN (TAB) — Four Iranian Christians were sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine during a communion service. According to Fox News, the four men were sentenced Oct. 6 after they were arrested in a house church in December 2012 and charged with consuming alcohol. Behzad Taalipasand, Mehdi Reza Omidi, Mehdi Dadkakh and Amir Hatemi have been given until early November to appeal their sentence.
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