Among the victims, "were a young couple engaged to be married who the killers claimed were walking together in public...The ruling stems from a case in 2002 in Kerman that began after the accused watched a tape by a senior cleric who ruled that Muslims could kill a morally corrupt person if the law failed to confront that person.
Some 17 people were killed in gruesome ways after that viewing, but only five deaths were linked to this group. The six accused, all in their early 20s, explained to the court that they had taken their victims outside the city after they had identified them. Then they stoned them to death or drowned them in a pond by sitting on their chests."And what if you kill someone for being "morally corrupt" to find out later that he or she was a paragon of viture?
Well, you pay "blood money" to the family. So it's not a good idea to go around accusing people of moral corruption and killing them if you are broke. But if you can afford it, the court says go ahead. It's your duty.
Not everyone is happy about this in the happy republic of Iran.
On a different but related note: anybody knows where I can get a one way ticket to Mars?