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Iran unveils new finger amputating machine for punishing thieves
Digital Journal/FARS ^ | 1-29-13 | JohnThomas

Posted on 01/29/2013 5:36:10 PM PST by SJackson

The Iranians have unveiled an amputating machine that will be used to cut off fingers of thieves. The authorities recently exhibited the machine and gave a demonstration of its efficiency as stern warning to would-be-thieves under Islamic penal code.

The photos published by the Iranian Press Agency, appear to show a public amputation. According to The Telegraph, the sweatsuit-clad prisoner in the photo was convicted of theft and adultery by a court in the southwest city of Shiraz, last Wednesday. France24 reports he was also accused of leading a criminal organisation. Three masked executioners dressed in black are shown implementing the grim sentence. Two hold the blindfolded prisoner's right hand in a vice while the third operates a wheel that turns the guillotine device . The Telegraph notes that the prisoner shows no signs of pain in all of the photos, suggesting he may have been drugged.

France24 reports that the prisoner was also sentenced to three years in prison and 99 lashes of the whip after fingers from one hand had been cut off. France24 comments: "No independent witnesses were able to recount the circumstances under which this amputation took place."

According to The Telegraph, following the public amputation, Ali Alghasi, Shiraz district's public prosecutor, issued a stern warning to criminals, saying that severe sentences under Iran's Islamic penal code would become severer still.

Fox News reports that Mahmoud Amiry-Moghaddam, a spokesman for Iran Human Rights, said incidents of public executions tend to increase as elections draw near. He told France24: “We have noticed that the authorities have recently being making more and more publicity surrounding cases of corporal punishment. Every time we get closer to an election, the number of these incidents increases. And we’re getting quite close to the presidential election [slated for June]. I believe this is a strategy to instill fear in the population so as to avoid any protests.”

The Huffington Post reports that in 2008, the Iranian ambassador to Spain spoke in defense of Iran's use of amputation as punishment. He said amputations under Iran's penal code could be compared to its use in medical surgery to stop spread of gangrene.

The ambassador Seyed Davoud Salehi reportedly said: "Our laws allow for the amputation of the hand that steals. This is not accepted by the West, but the field of human rights should take into account the customs, traditions, religion and economic development."

International human rights groups have persistently deplored Iran's human rights record, pointing out that public execution by various Medieval procedures such as stoning, torture, flogging and amputation, are carried out regularly.



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1 posted on 01/29/2013 5:36:15 PM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 01/29/2013 5:37:50 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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3 posted on 01/29/2013 5:37:59 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Bet the guy who invented it was a wood shop teacher.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 5:38:09 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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5 posted on 01/29/2013 5:39:01 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
the sweatsuit-clad prisoner in the photo was convicted of theft and adultery

Only fingers?

6 posted on 01/29/2013 5:40:10 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist

Left his thumb, that’s a good thing.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 5:44:19 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Michael.SF.

lookslike it was made out of 70 year old parts. wonder if it’s on loan from the commie paradise of cuba.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 5:45:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SJackson

It doesn’t seem to be very sterile. I do hope they are cleaning in properly.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 5:49:58 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: SJackson

Hmmm. Perhaps we can use these on govt. gun-grabbers?


10 posted on 01/29/2013 5:51:30 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Bibi Netanyahu: de facto "Leader of (what's left of) the Free World")
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To: SJackson

*** Two hold the blindfolded prisoner’s right hand in a vice while the third operates a wheel that turns the guillotine device .***

Then what is the motor for?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 5:52:02 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Crude backward construction for crude barbaric Muslims. This is high entertainment for these inbreds


12 posted on 01/29/2013 5:55:46 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Michael.SF.
"Bet the guy who invented it was a wood shop teacher. "

Or a cigar smoker.

13 posted on 01/29/2013 6:00:58 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: dennisw

Might be an interesting solution to gun and knife robberies.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 6:01:51 PM PST by Average Al
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Wonder what else they might use this on?


15 posted on 01/29/2013 6:04:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SJackson

This give a whole new meaning to ‘fingering the perp’.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 6:05:20 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: killermosquito

I do hope they are cleaning in properly.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
That is right. Wouldn’t want the next guy/gal contracting AIDS or Hepatitis from a dirty machine.

The party may sue

I see a lot of uses for it.
Lying - cut off the tongue
Rape - cut off the tool.

Put that machine in Detroit and it would be as busy as the Gov’s Gallows in ‘Blazing Saddles’

Course, loan it out to different cities and the crime rate would drop tremendously.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 6:08:59 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: SJackson

Introducing the all new Widget De-Digit.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:10:34 PM PST by married21
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To: SJackson

All right! Let's all hear it for Muslim Innovation!
Western civilization's overrated - I mean, we developed cars, computers, the artificial heart, space technology...


19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:11:12 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: irishtenor

motor because it is “high tech”

but no electricity, so ...


20 posted on 01/29/2013 6:11:21 PM PST by Optimist
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To: irishtenor
Then what is the motor for?

That's for the occasional days when the power grid is working.

21 posted on 01/29/2013 6:13:12 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: irishtenor

hold the blindfolded prisoner’s
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Blindfold is a ‘nice touch’

... must be to maintain anonimity
Course guy walking around sans fingers and dripping blood may render the blindfold useless.


22 posted on 01/29/2013 6:15:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: SJackson
Yes; and would be great if O'Reilly - or Hannity - would show the 'live' demo video on his show. . and heck; maybe Brett would do same during 'Special Report'. Maybe bring Alan Colmes on to discuss; or lib-crazy Bob Beckel. . .

The ROP - 'Respect it'. . .says Obama.

23 posted on 01/29/2013 6:18:42 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: cricket; SJackson

Oh. ..and ‘why not’ a special on the ROP and it’s tortures. . .the ‘Religion of Pieces’; would be most apt. . .


24 posted on 01/29/2013 6:20:49 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: SJackson

Look at it this way! At least he won’t be leaving any fingerprints the next time he steals something! Stupid mooselimbs.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 6:26:31 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Looks like my grampas old shopsmith 5000 or a binford


26 posted on 01/29/2013 6:52:55 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: xrmusn

At least he won’t be pointing fingers at anybody...


27 posted on 01/29/2013 6:58:33 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: SJackson

Henchmen!...Safety goggles please!


28 posted on 01/29/2013 7:02:51 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: al baby

It looks like a small sheet metal shear.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 7:10:29 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: SJackson

That is simply a modified trimmer.

I used a similar trimmer when I worked for a dog cage manufacturer.
The excess had to be trimmed off after the welding process to make a panel.
Very effective. And very dangerous.


30 posted on 01/29/2013 7:23:10 PM PST by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust
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To: SJackson

Gee ...

Israel makes some lovely woodworking tools ... which will amputate your finger, if you’re careless.

Iran makes a finger amputating machine ... that’s bloody worthless for woodworking.

And they try to tell me that all cultures are equal ...

Bullcrap, sez I.


31 posted on 01/29/2013 7:26:44 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SJackson

I saw that exact same machine on sale at Sears last week.


32 posted on 01/29/2013 7:47:12 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: SJackson

Cue the Obama Cairo speech praising Muslims for all the things they “invent”.


33 posted on 01/29/2013 8:24:28 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: SJackson

A finger guillotine? Well, well, this might be a sign of progress - culturally speaking. This brings them well into 18th century...


34 posted on 01/29/2013 8:42:40 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SJackson

It looks like a steel metal sheet steel cutter-punch. They have modified the bottom piece with an aluminum die.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 9:23:08 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: SJackson

This article is published in the DIGITal Journal. How apropos.


36 posted on 01/29/2013 9:54:53 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: SJackson

Looks like they have a messed up civil service system like ours. Three guys to do the job that one guy can do. They probably overpaid for that machine. Could of got something cheap from Harbor Freight. North Koreans would do it much simpler, and pass around finger snack food to celebrate. By the way, anyone hear Obama complaining about these punishments? After all, he’s down on real torture like taking nude pics of prisoners and doing water interrogation. Our great leader is silent.


37 posted on 01/29/2013 10:46:41 PM PST by roadcat
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To: SJackson

Looking on the bright side, we can be sure that this particular piece of Iranian technology won’t explode and bury dozens of North Koreans alive in a chamber flooded with radioactive, corrosive gas,


38 posted on 01/29/2013 10:55:54 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: SJackson

And they’re being lenient. Instead of taking a whole hand for a first offense, they just give him the finger.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 3:33:51 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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