Iran amputates fingers of two men in shocking act of cruelty
Two young men convicted of theft had their fingers amputated in the Central Prison of Mashhad, north-eastern Khorasan Province, on Sunday 28 June. The punishment of amputation is torture, a crime under international law. Iran, which is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is legally bound to prohibit torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment in all circumstances and without exception, and prosecute those responsible for ordering and executing such practices.
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