An eye for an eye: Criminal will be blinded by having ACID poured over his face next week in Iran

An Iranian man is to be completely blinded in an ‘unspeakably cruel’ punishment for having blinded a taxi driver with acid in 2009.

Mojtaba Saheli, 31, was blinded in one eye with acid last year, but is now set to undergo the second and final stage of his punishment – the destruction of his right eye.

Iran’s Islamic code allows for ‘an eye-for-an-eye, a tooth-for-a-tooth’ retribution – known as ‘qisas’ – in cases of violent crime.