IRAN: HANGINGS AND AMPUTATION OF FINGERS
|Amputation of fingers, Shiraz
January 25, 2013: Two hangings were carried out in Iran in recent days, for different offenses.
One prisoner was hanged publicly in Khoramdareh on January 23. He was convicted of murdering a security officer in Khoramdareh, reported the daily Kayhan newspaper. The prisoner was identified as V. Sh.
On January 24, one prisoner was hanged in the Shahroos Prison (northern Iran) for drug trafficking.
According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in the province of Semnan, the prisoner was identified as Ch. P. and convicted of trafficking 1.94 kilograms of morphine.
A state-run Iranian news agency reported that the amputation sentence of a prisoner was carried out in public in the city of Shiraz (southern Iran) on January 24.
According to the report, the prisoner was a 29-year-old man, identified as "A. S. H."
He was sentenced to amputation of four fingers on the right hand and three years in prison and 99 lashes for engaging in an "immoral relationship".
The Chief Prosecutor of Shiraz warned that similar sentences for several other prisoners will be carried out in the near future. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 24/01/2013)