Do NOT carry out the sentence of gauging the eye and cutting of ear lobe
- Anette Meyer
- Closed on
- UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members
This petition is closed.
The Supreme Court issued a rare final ruling, sentencing the suspect in an acid throwing case to eye gauging and earlobe cutting. Six years ago, the young man had mistakenly thrown acid on a tailor shop employee’s face.
According to our reporter, on 23 June 2005, Hamid, 26, threw acid on a young man by the name of Davood in an eastern Tehran neighborhood. After hearing the heart-wrenching screams of the 22-year-old victim, the neighbors immediately transferred him to the hospital, but the acid blinded the tailor shop assistant’s eye and had disfigured his face. Through expert tracking, the officers arrested the perpetrator while in possession of a knife and a bottle of acid.
The acid throwing victim told the judges at Branch 71 of Tehran Penal Court: “I don’t know the individual who threw the acid, and I don’t know why he ruined my life. He had mistaken me, and I don’t know for what sin I became the victim in this story. My left eye has been removed completely and I have lost 80% of my vision in my right eye. My right ear lobe has burnt completely and 90% of my eyebrows and 36% of my body have also been damaged. Now I request Qisas (retribution) for the suspect’s facial parts.
The suspect admitted during his confessions that he had mistakenly aimed for the victim. Therefore Judge Nourollah Aziz Mohammadi, Head and two councilor judges of Branch 71 of the Tehran Province Penal Courts unanimously sentenced Hamid to Qisas in his left eye and his right earlobe, and payment of diyah (blood money), and transferred him to prison on temporary detention orders. With the suspect’s objection to the court ruling, Judges in the Sixth Branch of the Supreme Court upheld the decision and ordered that the sentence of gauging the eye and cutting of ear lobe be carried out through any means other use of acid.
1) We the undersigned demand that the sentence of gauging the eye and cutting of ear lobe WILL NOT be carried out
2) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!
3) We demand for HAMID to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.
The Do NOT carry out the sentence of gauging the eye and cutting of ear lobe petition to UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.