An eye for an eye?

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  1. Undertaker's Avatar

    Undertaker said:

    Default An eye for an eye?

    Is this a just sentencing?


    Court orders Iranian man blinded


    A court in Iran has ruled that a man who blinded a woman with acid after she spurned his marriage proposals will also be blinded with acid.
    The ruling was reported in Iranian newspapers on Thursday.
    The punishment is legal under the Islamic Sharia code of qias or equivalence, which allows retribution for violent crimes.
    The court also ordered the attacker, 27-year-old Majid Movahedi, to pay compensation to the victim.
    The acid attack took place in 2004. The victim, Ameneh Bahrami, went to Spain for surgery to reconstruct her face but efforts to restore her sight failed.
    The ruling was a response to her plea to the court in the Iranian capital Tehran for retribution.
    "Ever since I was subject to acid being thrown on my face, I have a constant feeling of being in danger," she told the court.
    Ms Bahrami also said that Movahedi had also threatened to kill her.

    And if such laws came into Britain would the crime rate drop?
    Would be interesting to see the responses
     
  2. Fresh's Avatar

    Fresh said:

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    Didn't stop this crime from happening. Don't know what the answer is, but somehow don't think that appropriate.
     
  3. Mule's Avatar

    Mule said:

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    That's fucking horrible.

    Having that done to you would be terrible but knowing in advance is going to fuck you up.
     
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    BBK said:

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    Personally I feel that the punishments in this country are way too lenient, but I'm not sure there is any proof that the harder the punishment, the more deterring it is. You only have to look at the murder rate in the US, with their capital punishment, to see that people will always commit serious crimes. Saying that, I am of the belief that if there is no difference in crime levels if the punishment / prison system is far harsher, then we should stop paying through the nose looking after the criminals and just treat them like shit. Human rights my arse!
     
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    Roty said:

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    I bet the rapists don't complain in Iran.
     
  6. mmg's Avatar

    mmg said:

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    If we adopt an eye for an eye for crimes the whole world would be blind
     
  7. Cenus_'s Avatar

    Cenus_ said:

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    Of course the crime rates wouldn't drop, when you commit a crime like this you don't consider the consequences, clearly this guy didn't.
     
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    CzarJunkie said:

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    The only real way to fight crime is to raise people out of poverty, better education and a society that is inclusive, not exclusive.

    No deterent has ever worked.