Eye for an eye for Iran man who blinded tod­dler

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Iran blinded a man after con­vict­ing him of throw­ing chem­i­cals in the face of a four-year-old girl and de­priv­ing her of sight, a ju­di­cial of­fi­cial said. It was the sec­ond time this year that Iran had car­ried out the strict eye-for-eye pun­ish­ment. The man had thrown chem­i­cals into the face of the lit­tle girl, leav­ing her blind. The law of ret­ri­bu­tion is a cen­tral part of Is­lam’s sharia code but has been con­demned by in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights groups. Vic­tims can choose to spare their at­tack­ers the pun­ish­ment of­ten in ex­change for blood money.

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