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Insane Photos Of Public Amputation Of Thief’s Fingers In Iran

Very modern.

1. This is a 29-year-old man convicted in Shiraz, Iran, of being part of a 10-member burglary gang.

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2. His sentence is three years in prison, confiscation of property, and the amputation of three fingers.

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3. Last Thursday, his amputation was carried out in Shiraz’s public square.

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4. The Telegraph reports that afterward, Shiraz’s public prosecutor Ali Alghasi announced criminal sentences will become more severe.

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5. His annoucement is believed to be an attempt to prevent protests leading up to June’s election.

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