Amnesty Internation confirmed the Iranian authorities used a guillotine machine to amputate the fingers of a man convicted of theft on 27 July 2022. Reported by AI, “Pouya Torabi, who is in his late thirties, was transferred on an emergency basis to a hospital immediately after his fingers were cut off in the presence of several officials and a doctor at Tehran’s Evin prison.”
“Less than two months ago, on 31 May, Iranian authorities also amputated the fingers of Sayed Barat Hosseini, without giving him anaesthetic. He has since been imprisoned in isolation in Evin prison and denied adequate mental and physical health care for infections and trauma suffered after the amputation.”
“Amputation is judicially-sanctioned torture and, therefore, a crime under international law.” Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International.
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