Iran's President Raisi sentenced to blinded in one eye

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Iran's President Raisi sentenced to blinded in one eye

These may include adverts from us and third parties based on our understanding. In Iran, President Ebrahim Raisi, who is also known as The Butcher of Tehran, has adopted a hardline approach to criminal justice and punishments. Now a 45 years old man was sentenced to blinding for leaving his neighbour unable to see after a fight between the two.

The sentence was carried out under Iran s strict legal principle of retribution, known as qisas, which allows criminals convicted of violent offences to be subjected to a form of retaliation

In 2018, the 45-year-old left his neighbour blind in one eye during a brawl between the two men in Fasham.

Iranian reports did not specify if the defendant is to be blinded in one eye like his injured neighbour or in both.

Blinding has been used as a punishment previously in Iran, although it is still considered rare.

Iranian's penal code is partly based on punishments listed under the Islamic and Shia in 2014 as interpreted by the Twelver Shia Muslim clergy.

Human rights groups have regularly criticised Iran for handing corporal punishments and amputations to convicted criminals.

In 2015, Iranian doctors gouged the eye out of a convict who also committed an acid attack.

In 2016, a man received the punishment after he threw lime in his niece's eyes, who was only four years old at the time and was blinded by the attack.

Mr Raisi, who became the President of Iran on August 3, previously served as the country's chief judiciary from 2019 to 2021.

He was named by former Deputy Supreme Leader Hussein Ali Montazeri as one of four people on the prosecution committee, who in 1988 was responsible for the execution of thousands of political prisoners in Tehran, leading to his nickname as the "Butcher of Iran" (C

The executions of political prisoners began on July and lasted approximately five months. More than 30,000 people were killed according to the Telegraph.

Amnesty International said in June that Mr Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity.

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The president is one of nine Iranian officials listed as subject to sanctions by the US Department of State in November 2019 due to human rights violations.

He said:'Sanctions are the new way of war between the United States and the nations of the world. Then in a dig at the political slogans used by ex-President Joe Biden and his successor President Donald Trump, Mr Raisi said: "Today it seems like the world doesn't care about America First or America is Back."