In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, Iran is ready for the first time to blind a man with acid, after he was found guilty of doing the same to a woman who refused to marry him.
Majid Movahedi, 30, is scheduled to be rendered unconscious in Tehran's judiciary hospital at noon on Saturday while Ameneh Bahrami, his victim, drops acid in both his eyes, her lawyer said.
As more and more of this kind of "justice" is administered, I more and more realize that these people truly belong in the 12th century.
Bahrami who had asked for an eye for an eye retribution in the court, was disfigured and blinded by Movahedi in 2004 when he threw a jar of acid in her face while she was returning home from work.
An eye for an eye. Biblical in it's sweep and scope, but not what I was thinking how a supposedly modern and civilized society would exact punishment.
According to Iranian media, Bahrami's lawyer, Ali Sarafi, has said: "A very good sentence has been given and an appropriate method has been adopted so that the convict will be blinded by few drops of acids in eyes after he is rendered unconscious."
The humanity of it all! The dude is going to be "rendered unconscious" before being mutilated by a vengeful woman. Imagine the thrill of it all: He gets poked with a needle full of sleepytime juice, and when he wakes up, his eyes have been burned out of his head... By a woman seeking not justice, but vengeance.
But then again, maybe this is the only way possible to enforce some sort of acceptable conduct on a society whose men are barely out of the caves.
True, the woman was horribly disfigured by this acid-tossing lunatic. But, while some may believe that intentionally burning his eyes out may fit the crime, this kind of "justice" is no more acceptable than the KKK's undesirable practice of hanging black men who diddled young white women.
Coming soon to a mosque near you: A guy gets convicted of rape, he is sent to a needle-induced dreamland, he wakes up with his package handed to him in a bowl, neatly and humanely sliced off while he was dreaming of his 72 virgins in heaven.
Yeah man... Progress!
Civilization is not progressing. It is headed to hell in the proverbial handbasket.
A punishment in which an Iranian man was to be blinded by having acid dropped into his eyes has been postponed after international condemnation.