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March 29, 2016 10:10 am

Iranian Supreme Court Sentences Man to Have Eye Gouged out, Under Sharia ‘Retribution Laws’

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Iranian Supreme Court. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iranian Supreme Court. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Iranian Supreme Court has sentenced a man to have his eye gouged out after blinding another man in a street fight.

The 28-year-old, identified only as Saman, was convicted under Iran’s strict retribution laws after fighting in the street with his then 25-year-old victim when he was 23.

According to Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based NGO, Saman claimed he had unintentionally blinded the man with a metal rod.

Read full story at the Independent.

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