Sharia enters the 21st century: Iran shows off new machine to amputate thieves' fingers
Just in the nick of time, Islamic Sharia law is moving into the 21st century. On Wednesday, Iran introduced a new saw-like machine that amputates thieves' fingers
. Surprisingly, the introduction was highly publicized (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News
One of Iran’s official press agencies
published photos showing the public amputation of a thief's fingers on
Wednesday. These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a
machine resembling a rotary saw.
WARNING: These images may shock viewers.
We contacted many of our Observers in Iran to ask them about this
machine. Some of them had heard about it before, but many discovered its
existence through these morbid photographs, which were reportedly taken
on Thursday. According to the INSA press agency, the man shown getting
his finger cut off was charged with robbery and adultery by a court in
the southwestern city of Shiraz. He was also accused of being at the
head of a criminal organisation. On top of losing one of his fingers, he
was sentenced to three years in prison and 99 whip lashes.
No independent witnesses were able to recount the circumstances
under which this amputation took place. Four photos of the scene
published by the press agency were widely relayed on social media
networks. Strangely enough, the man’s face did not betray any signs of
suffering in the photos, though it is possible that he might have been
How humane! I'm sure Iran will be praised by the United Nations 'human rights council' when this topic comes up at their universal periodic review. What could go wrong?
Labels: Iran, Sharia law, United Nations Human Rights Council, universal periodic review