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A court in Iran has ruled that a man who blinded a woman with acid after she spurned his marriage proposals will also be blinded with acid.
The ruling was reported in Iranian newspapers on Thursday.
The punishment is legal under the Islamic Sharia code of qias or equivalence, which allows retribution for violent crimes.
Originally posted by mystiq
Its absolutely barbaric. Its because of this kind of marriage of ancient religious customs and law that the man blinded the woman's eyes to begin with. There are no words to explain how horrified I am that in the year 2008 AD, this still is occurring. All state and religion in every country in this world must be separate with a strong constitution protecting the people, enforcing equality for all people, including between the sexes. Then, it will still take enormous time for a new generation to emerge that loses the traditions of the older one. This is simply unimaginable.
Originally posted by centrifugal
That is a very unfair statement, you cannot blame their religious customs for this crime.
The crime rate in Iran is much lower than that in the USA where their are very few if any religious customs used to sentence people.
If you steal your hand is cut off
, if you murder then you are executed,
if you blind someone then you are blinded. How likely would you be to commit a crime if you lived in a society like this?
If anything I admire their justice system.
It is worth noting that I would not wish these punishments on anyone, I just think that it is a fair system.