Iran to blind woman as punishment for acid attack

Iran to blind woman as punishment for acid attack

Iran's supreme court has ruled that a woman must be blinded in one eye as punishment for an acid attack that left her victim sightless, using the principle of "eye for an eye" of Islamic Sharia law.

The convicted attacker was found guilty of throwing acid in the face of her victim, identified as Sima, two years ago in the city of Dehdasht.

"The sentence to blindness in one eye, payment of blood money (compensation), and seven years imprisonment have been confirmed by the highest court," Tasnim cited the head of judiciary Majid Karami in the province of Kohgiluyeh as saying.

Under Iran's Sharia law, imposed since the 1979 Islamic revolution, qesas (retribution) is permitted in cases where bodily injuries are inflicted.

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