Iran cuts hands of 5 thieves in Hamedan prison

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 22, 2010 17:33

Iranian authorities amputated the hands of five convicted Iranian thieves in a prison in the western city of Hamedan on Thursday, Reuters cited from a report by the semi-official ILNA news agency.

"When a hand gets used to commit robbery and cause harm to people it must be shortened," local judiciary official Akbar Biglari was quoted as saying.


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