Two youths street-paraded in Iran capital

Two youths street-paraded in Iran capitalTehran, Iran, Dec. 01 – Two youths were street-paraded in Tehran by the State Security Forces, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.

The two unnamed youths had been arrested after armed clashes with police in the capital, according to the daily Iran.

They were paraded in Tehran’s Sattar-Khan region.

The Iranian authorities frequently parade youths, forced to sit backwards on donkeys, in their local neighbourhood so as to embarrass and humiliate them.

Such punishments are often used for petty crimes such as alcohol consumption, disregarding nightly curfews, and disrespect towards security agents