Iran to gouge out man’s eye under literal interpretation of Sharia law
The Iranian Supreme Court has actually sentenced a man to have his eye gouged out after blinding another male in a street fight.
The 28-year-old, recognized only as Saman, was founded guilty under Iran s rigorous retribution laws after fighting in the street with his then 25-year-old victim when he was 23.
According to Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based NGO, Saman claimed he had actually accidentally blinded the male with a metal rod.
It is currently unidentified when the sentence is due to be carried out.
Iran, which is a theocracy eventually controlled by a group of religious clerics, utilizes a rigorous analysis of sharia law of an eye for eye.
Last year, a guy founded guilty of assaulting another man with acid – blinding and injuring him for life in the city of Qoms – was sedated and had his left eye gouged out.
The victim – who has the ultimate say over whether the sentence will be performed – chose to suspend his sentences for both eyes to be removed for six months.
He was also compelled to pay a fine and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Since coming to power as an expected moderate in 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commanded the execution of more than 1,800 people in addition to public poundings, floggings and amputations.
In 2014, a Christian male was sentenced to having his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating throughout daytime hours in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In June last year, authorities at the Central Prison in Mashhad, Khorasan Province, cut off four fingers from the right hands of 2 men sentenced for theft without anesthetic, Amnesty International reports.
Despite reaching a deal to suspend its nuclear program with six essential Western nations – including the US – in 2014, Iran has shown no indication of giving more political or civil liberties to its people.