Authorities in the Evin Prison of Tehran have amputated four fingers of the right hand of a prisoner named Behrouz Moradi in the prison infirmary in the past few days.

The prisoner was taken from the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary to Evin Prison to implement the amputation.

Moradi was reportedly transferred to Emam Sajjad Hospital in Tehran after the execution of the sentence.

He was arrested about five years ago on the charge of “robbery” and was sentenced to the amputation of four fingers of his right hand.

On 29 July, Amnesty International published a statement reporting the amputation of four fingers of the right hands of two other prisoners named Barat Hosseini, from Kermanshah, and Pouya Torabi in Evin prison.

Also, in early June, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC) published a joint statement on the imminent risk of finger amputation that eight other prisoners faced.