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  • Iran finger-chopping machine seen as political strategy

    Iran’s new finger-chopping machine may be touted as a punishment for thieves, but at least one human rights official finds it curious that its unveiling comes at a time when elections dawn and political unrest is high.

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  • "We're getting quite close to the presidential election [in June]," said Mahmoud Amiry-Moghaddam, a spokesman for Iran Human Rights in Norway, according to a Newser report. "I believe this is a strategy to instill fear in the population so as to avoid any protests."

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