UA 248/94 - Iraq: amputation: Two men sentenced to amputation for theft

UA 248/94 - Iraq: amputation: Two men sentenced to amputation for theft

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Index Number: MDE 14/004/1994
Date Published: 23 June 1994
Categories: Iraq, Middle East And North Africa

Two men convicted of stealing carpets from the Bahriz al-Kabir mosque have been sentenced to amputation of the hand by the Criminal Court in Diyala. This is the first time that such sentences have been imposed in Iraqi courts since Islamic judicial punishments for theft were introducewd in early June 1994.


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