Skip to comments.Prisoner in NW Iran sentenced to amputation of four fingers for theft
Posted on 10/04/2020 1:02:09 PM PDT by Irannewswire
A prisoner in Urmia, northwestern Iran, was sentenced to amputation of four fingers, according to Kurdistan Human Rights group. The 2nd Branch of the Urmia Criminal Court sentenced Arash Ali Akbari to the amputation of four fingers on his right hand for theft. The 32 year old father was arrested in September 2019 for 16 counts of theft and was tried on July 9. The finger amputation sentence was announced on July 28 by the Urmia Criminal Court. Arash has a diploma and works as a welder. He was deprived of the right to a lawyer of his choice. Before this, three other prisoners, Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Shahivand, and Mehdi Sharifian in Urmai were sentenced to finger amputations. Arash Ali Akbari was sentenced to finger amputation according to article 278 of Irans Islamic Penal Code which calls for amputation of the full length of four fingers of the right hand of the thief in such a manner that the thumb and palm of the hand remain. Though Iranian officials are involved in huge known embezzlement and corruption cases, Iran continues to hand down brutal sentences to petty thieves. According to Amnesty International, Iranian authorities have consistently defended amputation as the best way to deter theft, expressing regret that it cannot be practiced in public and on a widespread basis without international condemnation. In a shocking statement before the UN Human Rights Council in October 2010, Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of Irans Human Rights Council, denied that such punishments amount to torture, claiming they are culturally and religiously justified. Tags: Iran torture
And shooting cops gets you a get out of jail free card here
Well at least he will still be able to pick his nose.
I think depriving him of a lawyer of his choice is plain wrong but it probably saved him an arm & leg.
He can hitchhike with his right thumb too.
Not saying it’s right. But this isn’t exactly a new law over there. It would behoove you not to steal if you live there.
ROP per GWB.
I wonder what they amputate from a rapist.
There is no rape in Islam. If unwanted sexual intercourse is alleged, then the woman victim is stoned to death for enticing a devout muslim man.
Straight up Islam...
We should borrow some of Iran’s methods of conviction and execution, to take care of all the criminals involved these past 4-5 years in trying to take down this President. Who needs courts?
His 4-finger discount was terminated?
Cheetos commercial on Babylon Bee - Cant touch this.
Thats actually a very old punishment for theft in the Arab world.
Truly a bizarre civilization. Stuck in the 6th century.
Now they have a machine to do it
“I wonder what they amputate from a rapist.”
Nothing. Islam kills the kill for enticement.
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