Iran Court Orders 'Eye for an Eye' Blinding of Road Rage Man
An Iranian man is to be blinded in one eye in line with the nation's strict Islamic law of retribution after putting out another man's eye in a traffic dispute, the press said Tuesday.
A Tehran court ordered the punishment for Gholamhossein Aryabakhshahyesh, 35, for jabbing 55-year-old Mohammad Ali Qorbani in the eye in a row over parking, the Entekhab paper said.
It said the younger man had parked his car in the middle of a Tehran street, blocking Qorbani who was on his way to a party with members of his family.
When Qorbani asked him to move the car, Aryabakhshahyesh became enraged and jabbed him in the eye with a stick, costing him his vision.
The Islamic law of retribution, often known as the "eye-for-an-eye" rule, is part of the Iranian penal code.
The publisher of a reformist newspaper has been jailed in connection with the publication of articles last year questioning the validity of the law - TEHRAN (AFP)
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