Iran about to gouge out yet another eyePublished by International Liberty on August 5, 2015
Iran’s inhuman rulers have sentenced a young man to be blinded. The cruel and medieval sentence was handed down to a 27-year-old man only identified by his first name, Hamed.
According to a state-run newspaper, when he was 23 years old, Hamed unintentionally caused an eye injury to another young man in a street fight in March 2011.
“It was around midnight and I was sitting at home when my mother called me and said that my father had gotten into a car accident. I rushed to the scene to help my dad, but I really didn’t intend to injure anyone’s eye,” Hamed told the court.
Ms Farideh Karimi, an Iranian human rights activist working at the United Nations, said:
“It is deeply regretful that European governments are not protesting such cases of barbarity in Iran. These savage acts which constitute torture are enshrined in the Iranian regime’s laws. At least four people were hanged in public in Iran last month. Such public hangings also constitute a form of public torture.
“Everyone who is faced with that sight is also tortured by that barbaric act. One must ask: Why has the EU closed its eyes to these atrocities.”