Monday, September 26, 2011
Iran will mete out eye for an eye justice when it blinds a waiter who hurled acid at a man
The Islamic Republic's supreme court sanctioned the punishment after the victim asked for revenge. The 26-year-old waiter, identified by his first name, Mohammad, had confessed to the attack. His victim, named Vali, was injured and blinded in one eye. Vali then asked for qesas - an eye for an eye style of justice - and that Mohammad be blinded. The attack happened after a plot was hatched by the victim's brother-in-law. The Islamic sharia code in force in Iran provides for retributive justice, most commonly for murder or for those convicted of causing intentional physical injury.