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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Mixed Emotions

I'm not sure where I stand on this:

Man sentenced to have eyes gouged out in Iran

Amnesty International is calling for a sentence of eye gouging against a man in Iran not to be carried out. The 28-year-old man, known only as Vahid, has been sentenced to have his eyes surgically gouged out for a crime committed when he was 16 years old.
In the first couple paragraphs, I shuddered a little thinking about how horrible it would be to feel the dread of knowing you are going to lose your sight. You will never see again at all. You'll be put under, and awake a short time later totally blind.
Totally inhumane, sick, barbaric. Crazy rag-headed fuckers are up to their shit again.

Then I went on to read the rest of the article:
According to Iranian press reports, Vahid was convicted of deliberately pouring acid from a battery on the face of another youth, Gholam-Hossein, blinding him. This took place in 1993, when Vahid had been working as a labourer in the capital, Tehran.

Vahid reportedly maintained throughout his trial that the attack was not intentional and that he had only meant to threaten the youth with the battery during an argument, but the battery�s lid had opened accidentally, causing the injury.
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I wasn't there, I don't know if it was deliberate or an accident. But if it were truly deliberate, he deserves to have it done. Too bad more courts in this country don't feel the same way sometimes.

If it was an accident, well, the stupid shit shouldn't have been meesing around with a battery full of acid because accidents do happen. He may feel bad about it, but I don't think the victim will care how many times he hears "I'm sorry", he'll never see again.

It sounds like 'An eye for an eye' may very well be justified here.

via Release the Hounds

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