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Amnesty International: Tehran authorities practise brutal and inhuman punishments against detainees and suspects

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Amnesty International: Tehran authorities practise brutal and inhuman punishments against detainees and suspects 

 

Amnesty International said that the government authorities in Iran follow cruel policy in executing punishments up to amputation and forced blinding .In other words, "concept of justice" in Tehran has connotations that reflect the infinite brutality of regime.

 

The organization explained in a recently published report that hundreds of persons are annually exposed to whipping in Iran as a punishment on acts they are accused of , referring that in some cases these sanctions take place in public places.

 

The organization stated in its report that a journalist was whipped forty times in (Najaf Abad) City in Isfahan province  in the beginning of this month ,after a court in the province had sued him on charges of transferring inaccurate news  about numbers of motorcycles seized by police in the city.

 

In this context ,the organization stresses that the intensive use of the physical punishment  by the Iranian authorities including flogging , amputations and forced blinding  in the last year ,shows the inhumanity of justice system of Tehran which legalizes these brutal practices.

 

The organization asserts that the cruel and inhuman punishments are considered as a shocking attack on the dignity ,and violation against international law concerning  torture and mistreatment ,adding that whipping committed against the mentioned journalist horrifies the media and human rights surroundings because the authorities intend to continue in executing these tough punishments witnessed in the last year.

 

According to the statistics of organization ,a lot of people whipped in Iran are below 35 years old ,while several prisoners face the risk of force blinding .In addition to , growing concern that forensic doctors in Iran provide advice as "experts" of the supreme court on whether to proceed with the blinding from the medical point of view ,and how it can be done ;which involves a serious breach of medical ethics.

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