01 August 2011

Iranian Blinded by Acid Pardons Her Attacker

Iranian Blinded by Acid Pardons Her Attacker, by Nasser Karimi (Associated Press, 31 July 2011)

Excerpts:

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 want to do now?" the doctor asked the 34-year-old woman, whose own face was severely disfigured in the 2004 attack.

"I forgave him, I forgave him," she responded, asking the doctor to spare him at the last minute in a dramatic scene broadcast on Iran's state television.

Ameneh Bahrami lost her sight and suffered horrific burns to her face, scalp and body in the attack, carried out by a man who was angered that she refused his marriage proposal.
Link: Iranian Blinded by Acid Pardons Her Attacker


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