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Yemeni man sentenced to hand and foot amputation for armed robbery

Headline Title:  Yemeni man sentenced to hand and foot amputation for armed robbery 16 September 2013 The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty International. The defendant received the “cross-amputation” sentence at Sana’a’s Specialized Criminal Court on Sunday 15 September. The sentence, which he can appeal, requires his right hand and left foot to be amputated. “Amputation is a cruel punishment that amounts to torture and accordingly is a crime under international law,” said Philip Luther,…

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