Eye for an eye

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    RobHolt Moderator

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    Man convicted of throwing acid at a woman, causing disfigurement and blindness has been sentenced to being blinded with acid dropped into his eyes while sedated - by a doctor.

    Ok this is all taking place in Iran and we know the form of that particular regime in power, but I found this all pretty stomach churning to read.

    This is pure barbarism IMO, and to have a doctor administer the sentence.......
     
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    felix part-time Horta

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    Couldn't agree more. The acid is to be administered under aneasthetic. Oh how humane...

    As punishments go, an 'eye for an eye' reaches back to the Code of Hammurabi*, i.e. Babylonian (now Iraq) law c 1800BCE. Shows how little real progress has been made.

    Ghandi was right - an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.



    * BTW he had some pretty frightening penalties to offer architects and builders too..!
     
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    that is cruel on both sides, how this things could happen on this day and age, mind you worst things are happening around us too, no body speaks out loud enough is enough and we seam to just look at it as normal, however question what can we do? absolutely nothing, the powers that be do not care,
     
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    sq225917 Exposer of Foo

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    To us, it seems barbaric, outdated, inhumane, old fashioned etc etc.

    But frankly, he knew this would be the outcome if he was caught when he first thought about doing it- yet he still did it.

    To be honest i quite fancy some real retributive sentencing it would make people think twice about their actions.
     
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    felix part-time Horta

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    Non sequitur ?!
     
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    nando nando

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    i doubt that people will think twice about their intentions to commit the crime when law and justice is far too lenient,
     
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    sq225917 Exposer of Foo

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    Felix, I'm sure he thought twice about it, but still went ahead with it such was the hurt to his pride.

    Nando, exactly my point.
     
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    Proportional response...

    What do you think the response to such behaviour should be?

    Is punishment appropriate in such a case?

    If so, what would you consider appropriate, proportional, fair?

    Would your answer be the same if it was your sister or daughter?
     
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    sq225917 Exposer of Foo

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    I think for certain crimes against a person, where pre-meditation is unquestioned that maybe some eye for an eye might not be unwelcome by the victims.
     
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    Hi all,

    Yes that was my thought.

    If you live in that country you must know the score.
     
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    She gave him the option of paying a million or more, euros, to avoid him getting the acid treatment. At least she's thoughtful...
     
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    nando nando

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    what was her crime? for him to do that.
     
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    Eye for Eye

    If you really think about this, this type of punishment, actually does work. If people knew for a fact that they would be punished harshly every time they committed a horrible crime, do you suppose people in general are going to continue to rape, kill, and steal? I think more people would stop in order to avoid the punishment.
     
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    I suppose a lot of people who do nasty things feel they have nothing worthwhile in their lives, hence they don't really care what happens to them or think they deserve punishment (subconsciously). If this is true, then the punishment would have to be very server, like mutilation or death to invoke natures self-preservation instinct. I'm not sure I like that kind of punishment.
     
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    That's a lot of supposition. A lot of people feel they have nothing worthwhile in their lives and don't do nasty things.
     
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