Iran: eye-gouging sentence issued to a Tabriz prisoner
The 2nd branch of the East Azerbaijan criminal court, headed by judge Amiri, issued a ruling sentencing Hossein Zareian from Tabriz to three years behind bars and having his eye gouged in ‘qisas’ (retribution in kind) ruling. This individual has been convicted of taking part in a fight. Despite serving three years behind bars this prisoner remains held in ward 12 of Tabriz Central Prison. Considering the fact that his jail time has come to an end there is the possibility of the eye-gouging ruling being implemented in the coming days, according to his close relatives.