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Iran finds 7,000-year-old liquor habit is tough to break

For 27 years, Iran's Islamic regime has faced an uphill battle to rid the country of bootleg liquor. But even after a recent law increased the punishment for drinking to 74 lashes, a hefty fine and imprisonment of three months to a year, drinking is widespread.

The IHT reports.

Posted by Cynthia on April 4, 2006 at 10:40 AM in Alcohol (general), Iran, Licensing and Legislation, Prohibition | Permalink