After two prisoners’ fingers were cut off, now one woman and two men are awaiting the execution of the blinding sentence
Human Rights Center, no to prison – no to execution, August 2, 2022. Government news agencies announced the case of two men and one woman who were sentenced to blinding in the criminal courts of Kermanshah, Qom and Fars. It was sent to Tehran to determine how to execute the sentence.
These three cases are:
The case of a woman who was involved in a fight with another young woman in one of the cities of Kermanshah province that happened in 2011 and one of the women threw acid on the other. Therefore, the judges ordered retribution to blind the eyes of the accused. And this ruling was confirmed in the Supreme Court.
The second convict is a young man who blinded another man’s right eye during a conflict in 2016. And the judges of the court of Fars province have given a retribution sentence to blind his eyes in this case as well. And this verdict has been confirmed in the Supreme Court.
The third convict is a young man who blinded another citizen in Qom with a hunting gun in 2017. In this case, the court has also issued a sentence of retribution to blind the accused.
On Monday, August 1, 2022, Amnesty International announced in a statement regarding amputation sentences:
“This amputation is a particularly horrific display of the Iranian authorities’ attack on human rights and human dignity. The punishment of amputation is torture with a judicial stamp and therefore an international crime. And all those who have been involved in ordering or carrying out this type of corporal punishment must be tried fairly.”
Amnesty International also asked all countries to apply the principle of universal jurisdiction. To subject the Iranian authorities who are responsible for such crimes according to international laws to criminal investigation and judicial prosecution.
Amnesty International also called on the Iranian authorities to immediately stop and legally abolish all forms of corporal punishment. They should stop all plans to carry out the amputation orders.