Thursday, July 2, 2015

Iran amputates fingers of two men in shocking act of cruelty - Amnesty International STATEMENT

     Please find below a Public Statement that Amnesty International issued today after 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 amputation exposes the outrageous inhumanity of a criminal justice system that is bent on enforcing cruelty. Instead of legalizing brutality, the Iranian authorities must immediately abolish all forms of corporal punishment and take urgent steps to bring the country’s criminal justice system into conformity with international human rights laws and standards.
Click here for complete Amnesty International Public Statement.