Iran court orders acid attacker to `lose eye, ear`
Tehran: An Iranian court has ruled that a
man must lose an eye and an ear after he blinded and burnt an
ear of another man in an acid attack, newspapers reported
Judge Aziz Mohammadi gave the order against the man, who
was only identified as Hamid, after convicting him of the
throwing acid on the victim, named as Davoud, said the
hardline Kayhan newspaper.
The judge also ordered Hamid to pay blood-money for the
burn injuries suffered by Davoud, in a ruling issued under the
Islamic republic`s eye-for-an-eye justice code.
Hamid told the court he had mistaken Davoud for a
classmate who had bullied him in high school, said Shargh
The reports did not say whether the authorities would
carry out the punishment by using acid.
Several acid attacks have been reported in Iran in the
past few years.
In November, the supreme court upheld a sentence of
blinding with acid against a man only named as Mojtaba, who
blinded his lover`s husband in the holy city of Qom.
In February 2009, Majid Movahedi was sentenced to be
blinded in both eyes for having hurled acid in the face of a
university classmate, Ameneh Bahrami, who refused his marriage
There has been no reported confirmation that the
sentences were carried out.
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