31 Jul '11, 6am

Forgiven Iran acid attacker will not be blinded

Forgiven Iran acid attacker will not be blinded

TEHRAN: 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 Bahrami when she repeatedly spurned his offer of marriage. The court-ordered blinding of Movahedi was postponed at the 11th hour in mid-May, with no official reason given. Bahrami told the ISNA news agency she pardoned her attacker because "God talks about 'qesas' in the Koran but he also recommends pardon sinc...

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straitstimes.com 31 Jul '11, 6am

A picture taken in Barcelona on March 5, 2009 hows Iranian Ameneh Bahrami holding a photograph of herself before she was b...