Judicial amputation in Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments

December 28, 2016

Four fingers of the right hand of two prisoners were amputated in an Iranian prison on Christmas day, December 25, 2016.
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (DEC 26, 2016): Amputation verdicts on two prisoners were carried out in the prison of Urmia (Northwestern Iran), Sunday December 25.
According to close sources the two prisoners who are brothers, were sentenced to prison and amputation of four fingers of the right hand because of a robbery they allegedly committed in 2011.

The prisoners were identified as Faramarz and Majid Bigham and the amputations were carried out in the yard of Urmia prison.

According to sources, the other prisoners were encouraged to watch the amputations.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the medieval punishments practiced by the Iranian authorities and calls for the international condemnation and ban of such punishments.

Several weeks ago a prisoner was blinded in a prison near Tehran.

Iran Human Rights

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