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Literal "Eye For An Eye" Justice Dispensed In Case Of Man Who Attacked Child

The concept of “an eye for eye” has been a precept of criminal justice in many cultures for thousands of years. The idea is to make the punishment fit the crime, and what could be more fair than equal retribution.

In a recent case of literal “an eye for an eye” justice, a criminal in Iran has been blinded as a punishment for throwing acid in the face of an innocent four-year-old girl who eventually went blind.

International human rights group point out this was the second time this year that such an eye-for-eye punishment had been carried out in the Islamic republic.

The law of retribution is the heart of the Islamic sharia code, but has been criticized by global human rights groups.

The chief of criminal affairs for the Tehran prosecutor's office, Mohammad Shahriari, commented: “In 2009, this man threw lime into the face of a little girl of four years in the Sanandaj region, leaving her blind. Today, the law of retribution was applied in my presence and that of experts,” he said, and did not provide any further details.

Note that victims can and often do choose to spare their attackers the punishment in exchange for “blood money.”

An Iranian woman named Ameneh Bahrami, one of many who have been blinded and/or marred in acid attacks in the last few years, exercised her right, saying she did not want her attacker to have to suffer the pain she had.

An Iranian man is scheduled to be completely blinded as an eye for an eye punishment for having blinded a taxi driver with acid back in 2009.

It seems that convict Mojtaba Saheli, 31, was blinded in one eye with acid last year, but is now ready for the final stage of his punishment – throwing acid in his right eye so he is completely blind.

Source: Mail Online
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