Five arrested in Anbar for drinking alcoholics in public

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Hit ( Five people were arrested in Iraq’s Anbar province  on Tuesday for drinking alcoholics in public, a local security source was quoted saying.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that a police force at the city of Hit (70 km west of Ramadi) arrested five for taking alcoholics in public.

“Some of those detained admitted to alcoholics dealing,” said the source.

Attacks against alcoholics stores have been rampant at Iraq’s religiously conservative regions over the past years.

Iraq’s parliament banned the import selling and manufacturing of alcoholics in October 2016, to the dismay of several personal freedoms activists.

An earlier law in 2001 had conditioned that alcoholics sellers be non-Muslims, Iraqi nationals and not less than 21 of age.

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