The issuance of the verdict for cutting off the fingers of five accused for theft is happening while daily news of billion-dollar embezzlements, such as the embezzlement of tea urns( debsh), published on social media.
Issuing the order to amputate the fingers of five people accused of theft, While daily news of embezzlement of billions, such as the embezzlement of Debash tea, published on social media.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, the head of justice of Qom province announced on Sunday, January 7, 2024, the decision to amputate the fingers of 2 prisoners. According to the head of justice of Qom province, the sentence to cut off the fingers of these 2 prisoners will implemented after completing the legal procedures. These 2 prisoners accused of stealing from people’s houses and using cold weapons.
According to the head of the Qom Province Judiciary, 2 other prisoners in this province are awaiting the implementation of the finger amputation sentence.
According to available information, at least 5 prisoners are awaiting the implementation of the finger amputation sentence. Previously, a prisoner named Hadi Rostami also transferred from Urmia prison to Fashafouyeh prison (Greater Tehran) for the implementation of the finger amputation sentence. There is no precise information available about the details of 4 other prisoners.
It is worth noting that the interrogation process in the police force and the judiciary is contrary to human rights laws and regulations. Prisoners severely tortured during detention to force them to confess to the alleged crimes.
The condemnation of this act by Amnesty International
Amnesty International, in a statement on August 1, 2022, condemned the execution of the finger amputation sentence for 2 prisoners and called on the international community to hold government leaders and the judiciary accountable for issuing these inhumane judgments.
Amnesty International called on human rights-supporting countries to hold government authorities accountable for these crimes and subject them to criminal and judicial investigations by exercising universal jurisdiction.
The issuance of finger amputation sentences for suspects of theft is taking place while daily news of billion-dollar embezzlements, such as the embezzlement of tea funds, is published on social media. The main perpetrators of these embezzlements, due to their connections with princes and Revolutionary Guard commanders, are never prosecuted or punished.
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