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Court orders man to have eyes gouged out and ears cut off for blinding another man

By Mason White 9:32 AM March 9, 2015
Davoud Roshanaei before and after the acid attack 

By: Feng Qian
A man who attacked another man with acid, was sentenced to “retribution in kind.”

The man of Iran, permanently disfigured another man in an acid attack, which left the victim blind and his ears damaged.

The suspect, who was identified only as Hamid S., poured acid over Davoud Roshanaei, causing him to lose an eye and an ear.

A court sentenced Hamid S., to qesas, meaning “retribution in kind,” and has now had his eye and the ear surgically removed in a prison in Karaj.

In addition to qesas, Hamid S. was ordered to serve a jail sentence of ten years, and he must pay compensation to Roshanaei.

The surgery was originally supposed to be carried out two months ago, but was postponed after medical staff at the Rajai Shahr prison refused to carry out the qesas.

“We had a meeting with the forensic medicine and they let us know once there was a doctor who was willing to carry out the sentence,” the judge said.

An international human rights organization based in Norway, has condemned the punishment, calling it “barbaric.”