Iran sentences men accused of being involved in robbery to amputation

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Iran sentences men accused of being involved in robbery to amputation
These extreme punishments were rarely applied in the past and their use today is the source of controversy wherever they are carried out.
By TOBIAS SIEGAL
OCTOBER 17, 2020

Iran's courts earlier this week sentenced three men who were caught stealing to amputation, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and Fox News reported. Two of the prisoners, Mehrdad Teymouri, 30, and his brother, Shahab Teymouri, 35, were reportedly arrested in April 2019 and found guilty for taking part in several robberies in the area. Their appeals were dismissed by the court earlier this week.

They are currently awaiting punishment, which includes having four fingers chopped off, at the Orumiyeh Central Prison. A third individual facing a similar situation is Arash Ali Akbari, 32, who was sentenced by the Second Branch of the Urmia Court to have his right hand amputated.

more........ https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/i...eing-involved-in-robbery-to-amputation-646008
 
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