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Iran: Authorities order guillotine machine to amputate prisoners’ fingers days after flogging a labour rights activist

, Index number: MDE 13/3416/2020

The Iranian authorities are gearing up their machinery of torture to yet again deliberately mutilate and traumatize people through unspeakably cruel judicial corporal punishments, Amnesty International warned today after it received information about the prosecution authorities in Urumieh, West Azerbaijan province, preparing to bring a guillotine machine used to amputate fingers to Urumieh prison. Up to six men convicted of robbery and held in the prison are at imminent risk of having their fingers amputated, just days after the prosecution authorities in Tehran flogged a labour rights activist 74 times for staging a peaceful solo protest criticizing the minister of labour.

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