Report: Iranian court orders man's face burnt with acid

December 13, 2010 22:57


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An Iranian man having an affair with another man's wife has been sentenced to have acid poured on his face as a judicial punishment for throwing acid in the husband's face, the British Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

The incident occurred in the Iranian holy city of Qom were all three of the involved parties live.

The court-upheld punishment derives from the principle of "qisas" in the country's Islamic legal code. Qisas mandates "measure for measure" punishments in cases of violent crime, but also afford the victim to accept "blood money" in lieu of having the punishment carried out.

The cuckolded husband in the case requested that the court follow through with a punishment of burning his assailant's eyes with acid in retribution for the blinding acid attack he had suffered.

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