Iran to gouge man’s eye in ‘eye for an eye’ punishment

Iran’s Supreme Court ordered the removal of an eye of a man accused of blinding another man in a street fight

Going by the Sharia law that says “eye for an eye”, a 28-year-old man in Iran will have his eye gouged out for blinding a man with a metal rod in a street fight. The man claims he did not deliberately blind the victim and that it was only an accident.

The Iranian Supreme Court ordered the sentence against the man, identified as Saman, Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights said in a news release citing the Persian-language publication Shahrvand, which is published from Canada. However, it is not clear when the sentence will be carried out. Iran has so far not released any official statement on the case.

“The blinding punishment is part of a retribution sentence issued by the Supreme Court to Saman for allegedly blinding another man during a street fight,” the NGO wrote.

Saman was reportedly 23 when he got into a scuffle with Jalal, who was then 25. The scuffle resulted in the latter losing his sight. According to the newspaper report, Saman repeatedly claimed during interrogations that he accidentally blinded Jalal during the brawl.

The accused was reportedly sentenced to the eye-gouging punishment by a court on 1 August 2015, according to a previous report in the Daily Mail.

In March 2015, a similar sentence was ordered in Iran. A man convicted of throwing acid on another man, blinding him and disfiguring him for life, was ordered to be punished with the removal of his eye. The acid attack took place in the city of Qom in 2010.

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    • paulywido

      Makes me cringe too Belinda!…. I have been having great problems with my laptop and this is the first time in over a week I have been able to keep it running for more than 5 minutes!…Two and a half hours and still running !
      But the icing on the cake was to see you here! …big hugs and huge grins!….xx paul

      • busymindthinking

        Huge hugs and grins, Paul. I have been here less, with no technical difficulties, grin, but I understand. Have an amazing day in spite of all that’s going on. xo

      • paulywido

        Just thought I’d say hi Belinda!…my laptop only held out for 24 hours and then went wonky again for a couple of days!…was thinking of you and felt the urge to say hello while it is behaving for a few hours!
        …xx hugs!

      • busymindthinking

        Hi, Paul, that really touches me! I have been here less and am so happy to see your message. I hope you’re having an amazing day! Huge hugs and smiles.

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