IRAN: ACID THROWER TO BE BLINDED
September 26, 2011: Iran's supreme court upheld a sentence of blinding in one eye for a waiter who hurled acid at a man five years ago in a plot hatched by the victim's brother-in-law, Shargh newspaper reported.
The 26-year-old waiter, identified by his first name, Mohammad, had confessed he was hired to throw acid at the victim, Vali, in return for around one million rials (less than $100), the report said.
Vali, who was injured and blinded in one eye, asked for 'qesas' -- an eye for an eye style of justice -- and that Mohammad be blinded in retribution.
After much deliberation, the panel of judges presiding the case ordered the attacker to be blinded without acid in one eye and pay blood money for Vali's other injuries, the report said. (Sources: Afp, 26/09/2011)