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Barbaric verdict to gouge out eyes of a 28-year-old man

Mullahs’ Supreme Court upholds barbaric verdict to gouge out eyes of a 28-year-old man.
Iranian Resistance urges world community to take urgent action to prevent this unprecedented crime
The state-controlled daily, Etemad, reported yesterday that the clerical regime’s Supreme Court had upheld the verdict by branch 1008 of Tehran’s Criminal Court to gouge out both eyes of a young man, named Vahid.
The accused was sentenced to retribution for accidentally blinding another man, named Gholamhossein. Vahid was only 16 at the time of the incident.
This is not the first time that the mullahs’ criminal judiciary has issued such savage and inhuman verdicts. In the past, many victims have been condemned to eye gouging, stoning to death and limb amputation.
On Monday, a court in the southwestern city of Ahwaz condemned two people to amputation of fingers on the right hand and toes on the left foot.
The Iranian Resistance underscores that the policy of appeasement and “human rights dialogue” has emboldened the clerical regime to step up its suppression of the Iranian public with impunity. It also calls on the world community and international human rights organizations to take urgent action to halt this inhuman verdict and refer the mullahs’ abysmal rights record to the United Nations Security Council.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 10, 2005

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