Iran .. Brutal punishment of amputation of fingers

Sep 19, 2020
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according to a report, Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand, whose exact age has not been made public, made the final decision yesterday after failing to appeal.

They were initially tried on November 2 last year on four counts of theft in the northern city of Urmia, near the border with Turkey.

The convicts have been in jail since then and the date of execution of the verdict has not yet been set.

To perform the government-sanctioned mutilation, a machine is used to saw off a convict’s digits, according to the outlet, which posted images of the medieval-style contraption.

Under the country’s strict Islamic penal code, theft “on the first occasion” is punishable by the amputation of up to four fingers. In most cases, however, prison sentences are handed down for theft instead.

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