This can include adverts from us and 3 rd parties based on our understanding Under President Ebrahim Raisi, known as The Butcher of Tehran, Iran's government adopted a hardline approach to criminal justice and punishments Now a 45-year-old man has been sentenced to being blinded for leaving his neighbour unable to see after a fight between the two.
The sentence was carried out under Iran's violent principle of retribution, known as qisas, which allows criminals convicted of violent offences to be subjected to a form of retaliation.
The 45 -year old left his neighbour in one eye while a brawl between them in 2018 in Fasham was wrong.
Iranian reports did not specify if the defendant is to be blinded in one eye like his injured neighbour or both.
Blinding has been used as punishment before in Iran but is still considered rare.
Islam s penal code is partly based on penalties listed under the 12r Shia Muslim law as interpreted by the Iranian clergy.
Human rights groups have regularly criticised Iran for handing down corporal punishments and amputations to convicted criminals.
In 2015, Iranian doctors gouged the eye of a convict that had also committed an acid attack.
In 2016, a man was punished after throwing lime into the eyes of his niece who was blinded by the attack at the time.
Mr Raisi, who was the President of Iran on August 3 and served from 2019 to 2021 as the country’s Supreme Justice, previously served as his Chief Justice in Iran.
He was named as one of the four people on the prosecution committee, responsible for the execution of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988, leading to his nickname as the 'Butcher of Tehran'.
The executions of political prisoners started on July, and lasted for approximately five months, with more than 30,000 people being killed according to The Telegraph.
Amnesty International said in June that Arvind Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity.
Acn s Callamard, Amnesty International's secretary general, said: "That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for crimes against humanity of murder, forced disappearance and torture," is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran. Prince Philip fell in love with dessert in Iceland, used at parties ROYAL Not up for debate! In his first speech to the United Nations, Mr Raisi exposes REAL plot LATEST. His mask slips EU sanctions against Iran.
The President is one of nine Iranian officials listed by the US Department of State in November 2019 subject to sanctions due to human rights abuses.
He says Sanctions are the new global war strategy with the nations of the United States. In a dig at the political slogans Obama used and his successor President Joe Biden said: Today, world don't care about America First or America is Back.