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A man will be punished by dripping acid into his eyes in Tehran on Saturday May 14- Norway condemns

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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A man will be punished by dripping acid into his eyes in Tehran on Saturday May 14- Norway condemns the punishment


iranhr.net

Acid will be dripped into the eyes of an Iranian man sentenced by a court in Tehran to qesas (retribution) on Saturday May 14th.

According to reports from the Iranian media Majid Movahedi who was sentenced to retribution by blindness in both eyes after he in 2004 blinded Ameneh Bahrami, the woman who spurned his marriage proposals, will be punished at Dadgostari hospital of Tehran on Saturday.
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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The sentence is reportedly to be carried out by the victim, Ameneh Bahrami herself. In case she ultimately refuses to do it, although she had been fighting for it, so called "specialists" will be ready to do it. But when they'll carry out the sentence in a hospital, ironically, I guess they mean doctors. This would of course mean a grave violation of medical ethics principles. Not the mention the gross inhumane punishment this is to start with.

The sentence was approved by no less than the Iranian supreme court in february of 2009. Although I've been familiar with this from before, I'm still staggered by it.

iranhr.net
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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What did they do to get this punishment?

I can't quite figure it out.

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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i think it is a suitable punishment for him. thats a horrible thing to do to a person, and he did it to her only cuz she didn't want him. its only fair that he gets a taste of his own medicine.

sure its crude, but you can't say he doesn't deserve it.
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Sounds fair to me.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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This reminds me of the Code of Hammurabi.

A bigger list of the laws- www.wsu.edu...

Is this vengeance or honour for the victim? Scary either way to say the least.

Interesting story OP thanks for sharing.


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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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The evil in me wishes we had this kind of justice system in the west.


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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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Even though I don't hold for the bibles "an eye for an eye" for punishment, it sure would get America straitened out really quick....The jails and prisons would be quickly emptied....save us a lot of money also....


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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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This is completely horrific!

No-one is saying that this bloke is innocent, but to decide by law that he is to be blinded by the 'victim' is so far along the path of wrong I am surprised that anyone here could believe this 'sentence' to be just.

It's stories like this that make me wonder whether humanity stands any chance of making it.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
i think it is a suitable punishment for him. thats a horrible thing to do to a person, and he did it to her only cuz she didn't want him. its only fair that he gets a taste of his own medicine.

sure its crude, but you can't say he doesn't deserve it.
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Yeah if you believe in revenge as the ideal of justice, it's totally understandable.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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What will dripping acid into the man's eyes do? Will it give the woman her eye back? I just do not see the point here.


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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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if a guy made me blind i would love to do the same to him! eye for an eye i guess


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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by Caji316
Even though I don't hold for the bibles "an eye for an eye" for punishment, it sure would get America straitened out really quick....The jails and prisons would be quickly emptied....save us a lot of money also....


There are so many people in jail in America, for so many various reasons, you would basically be repeating the Holocaust doing that. How about instead of saying "let's just slaughter them all", how about we reform the prison system so only people who really need to be there get locked up. America has a ridiculously high proportion of prisoners and most do not deserve to be in there.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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I completely agree.

Humanity needs to reassert its empathy and focus on patience, love and forgiveness rather than retribution, revenge and retaliation.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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Sure this is an awful way to work any legal system..but maybe just maybe somewhere in the world a person will remember that there are still courts out there that are willing to serve "just punishment" An eye for an eye. I really dont see a problem with a punishment of this sort.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by MrB0B
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I completely agree.

Humanity needs to reassert its empathy and focus on patience, love and forgiveness rather than retribution, revenge and retaliation.



If you look at the countries who practice revenge and retribution as punishment, and compare them to the ones who have abandoned such practices, the ones that still do eye for an eye have way more human rights abuses in general than the ones wise enough to see the futility in such practices.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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The problem is simple..

The law is an example of how we should conduct ourselves.

If the law says its ok to murder or disable as a response to murder or disabling then the perpetuation of violence continues on.

The law should teach that all retribution, retaliation and revenge is unjust and there for unlawful. This example may encourage people to either forgive or at the very least allow people to be rehabilitated or imprisoned for life without becoming a victim themselves.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Exactly!

Thats why the law should set an example rather than cave in to barbaric acts.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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I guess I'm supposed to feel outrage over this, but I don't. In accordance with what I know of their legal system and culture, it would seem to be a punishment fitting the crime. Maybe the next one will think twice.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by Caji316
Even though I don't hold for the bibles "an eye for an eye" for punishment, it sure would get America straitened out really quick....The jails and prisons would be quickly emptied....save us a lot of money also....


And how many people in jail are there falsly accused for committing a crime? Committed for murder, sentenced to die the same way as the victim. Seems like a tragic way to lower oneself, just to get a false feeling of justice served.

Even though some of you seem to be quite positive to retribution, the system would have to be better than air tight if I would even remotely consider it. I wouldn't want to have this on my concience either way.



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