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Iran’s female ninjas: fighting for sexual equality

February 19, 2012


Share 893 Email Women ninjas in Karaj, northwest of Tehran. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters In a country where women’s rights – including what they wear – are severely curtailed many have come up with a new way of channelling their rage For those times when Betty Friedan just isn’t enough … ninjutsu is here to help. […]

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 […]