31 Jul '11, 6am

Iranian acid attack victim forgoes her right to 'eye for an eye' justice, pardons attacker who was to be blinded

Iranian acid attack victim forgoes her right to 'eye for an eye' justice, pardons attacker who was to be blinded

A picture taken in Barcelona on March 5, 2009 hows Iranian Ameneh Bahrami holding a photograph of herself before she was blinded by a man who threw acid in her face. Ms Bahrami pardoned her attacker, forgoing her right to have him blinded in 'eye for an eye' justice. -- PHOTO: AFP TEHERAN - AN IRANIAN man convicted of throwing acid in the face of a female student who was to have been blinded himself on Sunday in retribution was pardoned by his victim, the state-run television website said. 'With the request of Ameneh Bahrami, the acid attack victim, Majid (Movahedi) who was sentenced for 'qesas' ('eye for an eye'-style justice) was pardoned at the last minute' after she decided to forgo her right, it said. Movahedi was sentenced in February 2009 to be blinded in both eyes after being convicted of hurling acid in the face of university classmate Ms Bahrami when she repeated...

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Forgiven Iran acid attacker will not be blinded

Forgiven Iran acid attacker will not be blinded

channelnewsasia.com 31 Jul '11, 6am

TEHRAN: An Iranian man convicted of throwing acid in the face of a female student who was to have been blinded himself on ...