Skip to comments.Iran Institutes New Punishment: Public Amputations
Posted on 02/07/2013 4:02:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Iran has recently implemented public amputations as punishment for criminals, in accordance with a court ruling aimed at reducing the countrys theft rate, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) revealed.
The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on one such public amputation, which took place on January 24 in the city of Shiraz, and displayed images of the apparatus used to carry out the amputation, according to MEMRI.
According the report, a 29-year-old man, who was charged with robbery, selling stolen goods, and engaging in illicit sexual relations, had his hand publicly amputated.
He was also sentenced to 99 lashes and three years of imprisonment.
[H]is partner in the robberies was given an identical sentence of hand amputation, imprisonment, and lashes," ISNA reported.
Shiraz public prosecutor Ali Alghasi Mehr said at the event that, "The judicial system has announced repeatedly that it is following a firm and uncompromising policy [against criminals], and every time the latter break the law and threaten the security of society, the judicial system will respond with utter firmness.
The public execution of the sentence today is a serious warning to anyone who violates the public order through robbery," MEMRI quoted him as saying.
Similarly, on November 13, the head of the judicial system in Yazd Province announced that two thieves in Yazd had been sentenced to a public amputation of four fingers each.
"The punishment was carried out in public in order to teach criminals a lesson, he said.
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“illicit sexual relations” (that camel again!?) and they cut his HAND off?
is there something they haven’t told us?
Not a bad idea. However, to be effective the amputation must take place close to the time of crime, and the stolen objects placed in the view of the thief as his hand is cut off.
What ever two consenting mammals do in the privacy of their own home is their own business./s
I don’t think this is new....
What do they cut off for forgery of documents to pose as a government official? Ears maybe?
excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The more muzzies that suffer the better! And throw in some registered Democrats too!!
gives a whole new meaning to “one hump or two?”
...charged with robbery, selling stolen goods, and engaging in illicit sexual relations, had his hand publicly amputated."He was masturbating! He was masturbating!"
Good thing it was small enough for just one hand.
Just another intriguing facet of our globe’s rich cultural mosaic.