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Iran denies plans to carry out eye-for-an-eye sentence

[JURIST] A spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary [official website in Arabic] Tuesday denied reports that a man convicted of blinding another person would have his eyes surgically removed, saying the country would not carry out such a punishment. Earlier, an Iranian newspaper reported that the Iranian Supreme Court [official website] had rejected the appeal [JURIST report] of a man sentenced to have his eyes removed as punishment for blinding another man with battery acid during a fight. The spokesman said no final sentence has been issued and monetary compensation is a more likely outcome. IranMania has more.

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