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Eye for an eye? Man sentenced to blinding for attack.

This is a few months old, I haven't seen a debate here on it though. A man who threw acid into a woman's face and blinded her is sentenced to having the woman drop acid in both eyes to blind him. Is this justified and fair?

 

This was repreived and I have heard no more of this sentence. However, the basic question still stands.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386809/Eye-eye-Woman-blinded-scorned-lover-given-permission-throw-acid-eyes-Iran-court.html

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Side Score: 19

I believe in a more Eye for an eye type of justice, yes it is retribution though is it unjustified? If someone were to cut your leg off and leave you to bleed but you lived and were brought to health and given the chance to harm them in any way would you not take the chance? Most would take the chance, sure some are able to completely forgive the person though they are few.

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In a fucked up country like Iran, why not? Women have very little rights in that country. The least one of them could do is throw acid into the face of some jerkoff who fucked her up.

What this woman went through is horrible. There really is NO way that she can be fixed at this point. So the guy who did this to her shall suffer through the same thing.

If only more women in Iran could receive a justice like this. Or any justice.

Side: yes
garry77777(1794) Disputed
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"In a fucked up country like Iran, "

I take issue with that statement actually and i beleive it to be very ignorant indeed.

"Women have very little rights in that country."

Actually relative to much of the rest of the ME woman have a lot of rights, they even occupy the Iranian parliament in significant numbers, and i honeslty beleived if they were not so isolated (by the US), and the regime continually demonised (despite the fact that they could be considered secular relaitve to the US ally Saudi Arabia), and threatened with attack that the regiems power would have waned a long time ago.

"The least one of them could do is throw acid into the face of some jerkoff who fucked her up. "

Im undecided about this but i definitely sympathise with that piont of view. I think i would nearly have side (very reluctantly and not completely either) with the side of the woman as i know that even my own country someone who did this would probably receive 10-15 yrs in prison, get out after 5-9 on good behaviour and go on living their life, thats not justice in my eyes.

"If only more women in Iran could receive a justice like this. Or any justice."

Again i feel this is an unfair characterisation of the justice system in Iran, abeit not completely without substance. The problem is american media paint Iran as being a medieval society living in the dark ages, this simply isnt true, yes they have an authoritarian regime, yes they have problems but they receive an grossly unfair portrayal in the Us media while ME puppet regimes that are far worse don't get a mention, why, the answer is simplem, they refuse to give into US domination.

Side: No
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
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are you referring to how Saudi Arabia is constantly criticized for their treatment of others based on the religious law? Because, yes, that is talked about in the US media. How do I know? Because I've heard it in US media.

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I agree with you.

Eye for an Eye = Justice

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I don't see how making a healthy person blind will benefit the victim, the offender, or anybody at all. Retributive justice serves no purpose other than to satisfy and encourage hatred.

Side: No
Tom Janca(18) Disputed
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If it is wrong for anyone to put acid in some ones eye. It is wrong for the state to do so. The person should keep their eyes and Be responsible for a life time of help and support for the victim.

Side: No
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