Wow. It seems the “eye-for-an-eye” legal code is still is use.

In Iran, a man has been sentenced to blinding by acid after he blinded another man by throwing acid in his face.

The convict, named only as Mojtaba, 25, threw acid in the face of Alireza, 25, a taxi driver in Iran’s clerical hub city of Qom, after an “illicit affair” with the victim’s wife, Mojdeh.

The supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling that Mojtaba be blinded with drops of acid. This is in line with Islamic justice, which in cases of violent crimes allows for “qisas,” or eye-for-an-eye retribution.  In this unfortunate instance, they mean that literally.

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