Iran has recently increased the number of amputations it performs as a judicial punishment. In the last few months, at least seven people have had their hands amputated after being convicted of theft.
In other news, local residents in a southwestern district of Moscow are protesting the proposed construction of a mosque in their neighborhood. They are angry because the mosque project will be built on the grounds of a park.
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