An Iranian man convicted of blinding another in the ever popular acid throwing olympics has had his eyes gouged out in Iran. Considering all the other punishments Iran has lined up for transgressors I was quite surprised to hear that this was a first. Apparently many doctors had refused to do it on previous occasions. The method used is to put the person to sleep and jimmy out the eyeball.
In Iranian (sharia) law the victim has the final say in whether the criminal should be punished and they can also to decide to yank each eyeball out in stages as in this case, the victim decided at the last minute to give the villain 6 more months with the remaining right eye to think over the error of his ways and plead for clemency.
In another case the scheduled eye removal was postponed by the victim who wanted ‘the…
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