Not content with killing more people per head of population than any other country in the world Iran is now proposing to drip acid into a man’s eyes because he blinded someone else by throwing acid in her face. This is not justice. It’s revenge.
In a bizarre twist the injured woman says that she expects the man to be blinded in only one eye because under Sharia law a man is worth two women or, alternatively, a woman is worth half a man.
This despicable nation with its warped views of humanity really needs to be called to account. If this is not a ‘cruel and unusual punishment’, such as is banned by the UN charters to which Iran is a signatory then I don’t know what is.
Beware of theocrats for they shall remove your ability to behave humanely.
Posted 14 May 2011, 10:35 BST