An Iranian man who had illegally exploited subterranean water resources has been sentenced by a court to carrying out some research work.
An Iranian judge has sentenced a person illegally exploiting groundwater to conducting a survey on the current trend of using underground water tables.
In his article, the individual must explain the impact on people’s lives of the current trend of using groundwater, present an overview of the situation of Iran’s groundwater resources over the past century, and offer practical suggestions, among other things, says the Justice Department of Golestan province in northern Iran.
The judge has instructed the individual to draw on the theories of Professor Parviz Kardavani, the founding father of eremology in Iran, while doing his research work.
The individual must also share his findings with locals living in his village.
Introduction of interesting penalties for breaking environmental laws is not unprecedented in Iran.
A few weeks ago, a violator of local hunting laws in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province was sentenced to transcribe the hunting laws twice as his penalty for an illegal hunt.
About one month earlier, a hunter was arrested in the southeastern province of Kerman for carrying an illegal gun and hunting two turtle doves. A local court sentenced him to three months in jail. But he was also obliged to create two social media accounts in Instagram and Telegram and acquire at least 2,000 followers in each of the platforms.