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    Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    An Iranian woman who was blinded and badly disfigured by an acid attack by a spurned suitor has expressed strong support for a retributive blinding sentence to be carried out against her attacker.

    The court-ordered plan for "retribution in kind" is to place five drops of sulfuric acid in each of Majid Movahedi's eyes for the 2004 incident, when he poured a bucket of acid on Ameneh Bahrami, ultimately leaving her blind and forcing her to undergo at least 17 operations.

    The acid drops were scheduled to be administered at a hospital in the Iranian capital on May 14, but the blinding has now been postponed. Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency, which reported the postponment, gave no reason and did not reveal the source of the announcement.

    Bahrami, now 32, has insisted on Movahedi's blinding despite being urged by the court to accept financial compensation from the attacker's family instead.
    http://www.rferl.org/content/blindin.../24107939.html

    I think the punishment assessed here is interesting, it truly is an "eye for an eye". Understanding, of course, that this would never happen in the US, do you think, given the crime, that this is an appropriate punishment? I'm not asking if this would be Constitutional in the US, clearly it would not. I'm more asking if this fits in with your personal perceptions of what a just or appropriate punishment would be. I'm torn myself, it sure seems barbaric but so was the attack on the lady and this would certainly put the attacker in the same situation as he put her in. So here's the poll question;

    Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    I think people who abuse the english language in the title to their thread should be blinded by acid.

    There is some irony in this post, see if you can catch it. I have been up way too long and my sense of humor is...worse than usual.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    What I do? I tried to choose my wording carefully, but I'm kinda tired too.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    I put im not sure...Im hedging because if someone did that to my my daughter I would prefer to beat him to death myself. So I dont want to be a hypocrit and say no...im kind of stuck.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    No. What is the purpose of such a punishment? It doesn't heal the victim. It doesn't correct the offender. All it does is cause more pain and waste.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Poetic justice is just that, poetic and beautiful.

    But it serves no purpose beyond that. As Vicktor rightly said, doesn't heal the victim and it doesn't right a wrong.

    Still....

    Wouldn't be the worst thing...

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Wouldn't be the worst thing...
    That's true. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I just think it's a suboptimal strategy.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    I do appreciate the element of poetic justice. However...

    For all practical purposes, this constitutes an amputation.

    IMO, promulgating one form of punishment-barbarism only serves to legitimize other forms of punishment-barbarism (i.e. whipping, stoning, immolation, beheading, etc).

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    So nobody wants and eye for an eye. Cmon, somebody had to say it!
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    So nobody wants and eye for an eye. Cmon, somebody had to say it!
    I don't think anyone here supports eye for an eye punishment, but I think the international response is completely unjustified. So what if Iran's punishments for cruel actions are quite strict. They are just doing what feels right. There are so many other things to focus on, for instance their lack of democratic freedom, freedom of speech, political prisoners, poverty, gender discrimination and the countries who force people to wear the burka. This is the last thing I would focus on. They are not a developed country, so why should we expect western punishments. I really get pissed off at people who think this is a cruel inhumane action, but keep quiet when Saudi Arabia punish women for being raped.

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