The Supreme Court has upheld the amputation of four fingers on the right hand of two prisoner brothers in Urmia Central prison accused of "robbery" named "Mehrdad Teymouri and Shahab Teymouri", the son of Hussein from Sarpol-e Zahab and a resident of Mallard, Karaj.
According to the verdict issued by Branch 24 of the Supreme Court, presided over by Judge Mohammad Karami and Counselor Ahmad Siavashpour, the two prisoners were amputated four fingers on charges of "one count of theft subject to hadd." Right from the bottom so that the thumb and palm remain, and the pay back the same property and in the absence of the same rejection with the price of stolen property are condemned.
These two imprisoned brothers, along with Ebrahim Khatibi, had previously been sentenced by Branch 1 of the Urmia Juvenile Special Court to amputate four fingers of the right hand and pay back property. Ebrahim Khatibi's conviction was overturned in the Supreme Court and referred to the same branch. In recent days, Ibrahim Khatibi has been sentenced to twenty years in prison by the same branch.
On July 24, 2019, the trial of the three prisoners was held in Branch 1 of the Urmia Juvenile Criminal Court, and all three were sentenced to amputation of their right fingers on charges of "theft." With the protest of their lawyers, the case was referred to Branch 24 of the Supreme Court, and in April of this year, the Supreme Court, in its final decision, overturned the sentence of Ebrahim Khatibi and upheld the sentence of amputating the fingers of Mehrdad and Shahab Teymouri.
Mehrdad and Shahab Teymouri are currently being held in dormitories 1-2 in Urmia Prison.
In this regard, the Second Branch of the Urmia Criminal Court has issued an order to amputate four fingers of the right hand for a prisoner named "Arash Ali Akbari", the son of Islam.
A hearing was held on August 10 this year, and the court sentenced him to amputate four fingers of his right hand so that the thumb and palm remain, on the charge of "sixteen counts of robbery."