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Afghan woman attacked with acid after refusing marriage

November 30, 2011


Members of a family receive treatment at a hospital after being attacked with acid at their home by unknown gunmen in Kunduz. (Reuters) By REUTERS KUNDUZ An Afghan family who refused to give their daughter in marriage to a man they considered irresponsible were attacked at home by unknown gunmen who beat the father and […]

Iranian woman blinded by acid pardons her attacker in dramatic televised encounter

July 31, 2011


An Iranian woman blinded and disfigured by a man who threw acid into her face stood above her attacker Sunday in a hospital operating room as a doctor was about to put several drops of acid in one of his eyes in court-ordered retribution. The man waited on his knees and wept. “What do you […]

Iran acid attack: Ameneh Bahrami’s quest for justice

June 2, 2011


By Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service Ameneh Bahrami before and after she was attacked with acid Continue reading the main story Related Stories Iran acid blinding punishment postponed Court orders Iranian man blinded Ameneh Bahrami was the victim of a horrific acid attack that left her blind and badly disfigured. Under Sharia law, the Iranian […]

Syrian imams denounce “acid attacks” on girls

July 14, 2007


Muslim leaders condemned a recent string of attacks on young women in the Syrian capital Damascus, in which extremists throw acid on the lower part of girls’ bodies if they disapprove of their clothing. Syria News Network recently ran a report on the phenomenon, saying that extremists were throwing acid on “sensitive areas of women’s […]