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Iran To Blind Man With Acid

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Published on May 16, 2011

Iranian authorities are planning on blinding a man with acid because he threw acid in a woman's face because she wouldn't marry him. The TYT Supreme court passes judgement on this eye for an eye case.

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An Iranian woman who was blinded when a man threw acid in her face may finally get revenge by pouring acid into her attacker's eyes.

The literal use of Sharia law of an "eye for eye" was granted to victim Ameneh Bahrami, 30, after Majid Movahedi, 27, was convicted of the horrific 2004 attack.

Movahedi threw a bucket of chemicals on Bahrami's face after the electronics graduate rejected several of his marriage proposals. She has undergone 17 surgeries, but has lost all of her eyesight and is badly scarred.

Mavahedi was scheduled to be rendered unconscious at a judiciary hospital in Tehran on Saturday while Bahrami - who asked for the punishment - placed five drops of acid into each of his eyes.

But after several groups, including Amnesty International expressed outrage over the cruel sentence, authorities decided to postpone the procedure on Saturday. It's not clear when, or if it will still happen.

"Regardless of how horrific the crime suffered by Ameneh Bahrami, being blinded with acid is a cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture, and the Iranian authorities have a responsibility under international law to ensure it does not go ahead," Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Program said.

The two first met in 2002 when they were both students at the same school.

Bahrami told CNN that Movahedi continually threatened to murder her if she refused to marry him.

"He told me he would kill me. He said, 'You have to say yes.''

One afternoon Movahedi followed her to the bus stop. When she turned around, something was thrown on her and she felt her body was on fire.

"I was just yelling, 'I'm burning! I'm burning!"

Under Iranian Islamic law, such retribution is allowed in cases of bodily harm.

Bahrami was eventually awarded $30,000, but she told the court she didn't want his "blood money."

"Inflict the same life on him that he inflicted on me," she said.



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