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Colombia Sees Rise in Acid Attacks on Women (Colombia)

August 3, 2012

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  Source   JUAN FORERO Associated Press Print | E-mail (c) 2012, The Washington Post. BOGOTA, Colombia — Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing acid that obliterated her face, leaving her with gruesome wounds that will never heal. The chemical burned off […]

Acid attacks: the faceless women you can’t forget (India)

July 31, 2012

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Source:Reuters Nita Bhalla Jul 31, 2012 02:29 EDT Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable to forget. Every morning as I put on my lipstick and black eyeliner in front of the mirror, I am reminded of her face. Or lack of it. Sonali Mukherjee, 27, is one of hundreds […]

Disfigured Acid Attack Victim Pleads for Mercy Killing (India)

July 30, 2012

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As an innocent woman slept in the comfort of her own home, three young assailants came in the dead of the night and broke into her home. As she was in her bed, they poured a cocktail of acids over her face- burning her skin, melting her eyelids, nose, mouth and ears, leaving her partially […]

These scars will remain forever

July 30, 2012

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Source:Daily Pioneer Acid attacks against women are becoming a frequent form of violence, leaving the victims — if not dead — physically and psychologically tormented for life. Existing laws are too feeble to tackle the heinous crime   How do you wipe the tears of a young woman who has been reduced to a mottled, […]

Grisly gang rape video case back on (South Africa)

July 20, 2012

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24 Live Johannesburg – Four boys and three men accused of gang-raping a mentally impaired 17-year-old are expected back in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The cellphone video which they made of their alleged crime went viral on the internet on April 18, and was one of the main topics trending on Twitter. The […]

Acid attack on woman near police station in Belgaum

July 19, 2012

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BELGAUM: A 33- year- old woman sustained severe burn injuries after an unidentified person poured acid on her in Yamakanmardi police station limits.This came to light during the weekly Janata Darshan conducted by Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil at his office here on Thursday. A 33 year old Ujwala Jinappa of Hosur village of Hukkeri […]

Boy and girl killed in Afghanistan acid attack ‘over friendship’

March 31, 2012

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The attack is the latest incident to highlight the dangers still faced by many young men and women in conservative Afghanistan. (File photo) inShare19 By AFP Ghazni Afghanistan A 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been killed in an acid attack in Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, with witnesses claiming it was because of […]