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BBC Monitoring Service
Mar 7, 2001

Text of report in English by Iranian news agency IRNA

Mashhad, Khorassan Province, 7 March: 20 professional thieves, all repeat offenders, have had their fingers amputated over the past 20 months in the prisons in this northeastern Iranian city, provincial justice
administration chief said Wednesday [7 March].

Ali Akbar Yassaqi told IRNA that state judiciary has ordered "harsh" punishments for those involved in theft. Amputation of fingers takes place in accordance with the Islamic sharia law in force in the Islamic
Republic.

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