Iran: Amputation Was Carried Out Following the Court Decision

 Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:49:59 PM

Iranian authorities have amputated a hand and a leg from opposite sides of a thief in the prison, cutting off the hands or legs thieves "allowed under the Iranian judiciary's grim underneath of Sharia Law "has seen lately in the country.


An offender forcibly lost his left leg and his right hand on Monday morning on 3 August 2015, Branch 2 at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad held the verdict as legal punishment under Islamic Penal Code, still the other offensive on row the resembling sentence.

There are no details on how the penalty was carried out.

On 8 February 2014, three masked thieves attempted robbing at Iranian National Bank placed in Martyr Abbasi Boulevard in the capital of Razavi Khorasan, Mashhad, and more than 129 million Tomans (approximately 40,000 $) stolen by armed thieves.

Iran's Law Enforcement Forces arrived at the incident scene after a witness calling, and they succeed in grabbing the thieves after few hours according to the witnesses quoted by news agencies.

Armed fighting between police forces and thieves led one of the offensives to be dead by direct gunfire by police when he was transferred to the hospital. A police official also shot and injured, HRANA reported.

"The thieves forced confessing at least seven armed robberies since 2004, and a pragnant woman miscarried as a result of scaring of  robbery scene as the Cheif of Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran said. He added that the clients and bank clerks also suffered both mental and psyhological trauma."

The offensives Rahman K and Mehdi R who had committed several robberies were reportedly convicted to deliberately amputation on the charge of "Moharebeh" based on obvious evidence and confession by the court.

There have been reports in the recent months, with some saying amputation were done by the Iran's authorities,reported by rights groups. The offenders will be disable for their whole life.

Under Iran's Islamic Penal Code, the use of "grotesque" corporal punishment by amputation imposes for theft that meet the conditions of a "Hudud".


Amputation is used as a legal punishment as cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides in a number of countries, among them Iran, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Islamic regions of Nigeria.


By: Kaveh Taheri