NCRI – For the second time this week, Iran’s fundamentalist regime has amputated the hand and foot of a prisoner.
Authorities in a prison in Mashhad, northeast Iran, on Tuesday amputated the right hand and left foot of Mehdi R. as other prisoners were forced to watch.
The sentenced was carried out one day after another man, identified only as Rahman K., had his right hand and left foot severed by the authorities in the same prison, the state-run daily Shahr Ara wrote on Wednesday.
Both men were accused by the regime of committing a bank heist and were pronounced by the authorities to be “moharebeh,” or “waging war on God.”
According to the state-run daily Khorasan both men will continue to serve an extended prison sentence as well.
Also on Tuesday, at least seven prisoners were hanged in the Iranian cities of Yazd and Rafsanjan.
At least 64 prisoners, including two women, have been executed in Iran, in some cases in public squares, within a two week period.
On Saturday, the mullahs’ inhuman regime sentenced a 27-year-old man only, identified by his first name Hamed, to be blinded.
Hamed had told the regime’s court that in March 2011, when he was 23 years old, he unintentionally caused an eye injury to another young man in a street fight, according to the official state-run Iran newspaper.
On June 28 this year the fundamentalist regime amputated the fingers of two prisoners in Mashhad.
The Iranian regime’s judiciary officials have publicly defended limb amputations, eye gouging, and even stoning to death as a very real part of their judicial law.
Mohammad-Javad Larijani, the head of the Iranian regime’s ‘Human Rights Council’, said on April 10, 2014: “The problem is that the West does not understand that Qisas (law of retribution) is different from execution. We are not ashamed of stoning or any of the Islamic decrees.”
“No one has the right to tell a judge to avert some sentences because the United Nations gets upset. We should firmly and seriously defend the sentence of stoning.”
He has also said: “Retaliation and punishment are beautiful and necessary things. It’s a form of protection for the individual and civil rights of the people in a society. The executioner or the person administering the sentence is in fact very much a defender of human rights. One can say that there is humanity in the act of retaliation.”
Since Hassan Rouhani took office as president of the clerical regime in 2013, more than 1,800 people 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.
A statement by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday said: “Iran has reportedly executed more than 600 individuals so far this year. Last year, at least 753 people were executed in the country.”
In May 2015, a high ranking Iranian cleric, who is the representative of the regime’s Supreme Leader in Hormozgan province (southern Iran), called for more inhumane punishments of hand amputations to be carried out.
While visiting Mashhad, Ghulam-Ali Naeem Abadi said: “If the hands of a few of those who commit theft in society are cut off, they would serve as examples for others and security will be restored.”
“Security would be restored in society by amputating a few fingers; why then are such punishments not being fully implemented?” he asked.
Last December, the United Nations General Assembly slammed the flagrant violations of human rights by the Iranian regime. The resolution criticized the Iranian regime’s use of inhuman punishments, including flogging and amputations. The UN’s 61st resolution on human rights abuses in Iran also censured the mullahs’ dictatorship for the rise in executions, public hangings and the execution of juveniles.
The Iranian regime unveiled a terrifying device in 2013 which is uses to chop off fingers. The device that looks like something devised for a grisly horror movie operates as a circular saw that guillotines prisoners’ fingers.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has repeatedly condemned the medieval punishments carried out by the clerical regime in Iran and has called for the referral of the regime’s appalling human rights record to the UN Security Council.