Iran - Human Rights: Prisoner's four fingers amputated in public
- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 15:45
NCRI - An Iranian man's four fingers were amputated in public in city of Abarkooh in southern Iran, a commander police in the southern province of Yazd has declared, state-run Tabnak website reported on Friday.
Colonel Ahmad Gholamzadeh said the four fingers of the right hand of a prisoner were amputated at the presence of State Security Forces and judicial authorities in the city.
He said: "The prisoner, M.N. (identified by his initials), had been sentenced to amputation of four fingers in public, one year imprisonment and payment of fines for illegitimately obtaining property."
He added: "The amputation of the prisoner's right hand four fingers were carried out outside the city's detention center in public using a guillotine machine."
The Iranian regime unveiled a machine last year terrifying device Iran uses to chop off fingers. The device looks like something devised for a grisly horror movie operates as a circular saw that guillotines prisoners fingers.
During the first year of Hassan Rouhani's presidency over 800 have been executed and hundreds more have been subjected to degrading and inhumane punishments such as amputation, flogging in public and being paraded in streets.
On August 6, a 27-year-old prisoner was hanged in public but before hanging the victim, the henchmen flogged him 100 times as the crowd watched in shock.
At least 200 people were flogged last month in the Iranian province of Qazvin allegedly for eating in public during the holy month of Ramadan.
Qazvin official Ismail Sadeghi-Niaraki acknowledged the scale of medieval punishments now being carried out within the regime under the rule of so-called 'moderate' Hassan Rouhani.
He said: "Exceptional measures were taken by the judiciary in Qasvin province." Over a month period " 400 people were arrested and some were given warnings. Another 200 had their cases reviewed by the judiciary and the flogging sentence was carried out within 24 hours of their arrest."
The Iranian Resistance has repeatedly condemned the carrying out of medieval punishments by the clerical regime in Iran and has called for referral of the regime's violations of human rights record to the United Nation Security Council.