Majlis bans cold weapons

Young journalists club

News ID: 2847
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:27 - 02 December 2013
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s parliament has defined 6-month to 2-year sentences on cold weapons.

Member of the Judicial and Legal Committee of Majlis board of directors says the parliament has passed a bill to ban the use of cold weapons.

Speaking in interview with ICANA, Abolfazl Abutorabi stated that 1,100 people are annually murdered in Iran, 90 percent of which are killed by cold weapons.

He added "Many cases of fight, rape, and bank robbery are carried out with cold weapons, which will be diminished with the bill to ban cold weapons and intensify crackdown on violent crime.”

Abutorabi further said "Accordingly, the manufacturing of brass knuckles, cutlasses, cutters, ratchet knives, and chain whips is illegal.”

He added that the law considers violators liable for 6 months to 2 years in prison.

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