http://www.rferl.org/content/blindin.../24107939.htmlAn 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.
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?