Blinded Woman Wins Eye-for-Eye Islamic Justice

Iranian court orders acid be dropped in attacker's eyes
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2008 3:36 AM CST
Blinded Woman Wins Eye-for-Eye Islamic Justice
A Pakistani acid victim is pictured here. In Iran, Bahrami successfully sought eye-for-an-eye justice against her attacker.   (Getty Images)

An Iranian judge is applying Islamic law to give a blinded woman the eye-for-an-eye justice she seeks. A jilted suitor who poured acid on the woman—blinding and disfiguring her—will have the chemical dropped into his eyes, the Washington Post reports. Some officials say it may deter similar crimes against women on the rise in Iran, but others doubt the use of violence will quell violence.

The attacker insists he didn't do "anything bad" and that he's still in love with the hazel-eyed technician he fell for in college. The 31-year-old victim hailed the court's decision. "At an age at which I should be putting on a wedding dress, I am asking for someone's eyes to be dripped with acid," said the woman. "I am doing that because I don't want this to happen to any other women."
(More Iran stories.)

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