A New Wave of Acid Attacks Targets Women in Iran

The Iranian city of Isfahan has seen a disturbing trend in the past few months: a string of eight acid attacks against women, which in some cases have disfigured or blinded the victims. All of them, according to the Associated Press, have played out in the same way: two men on a motorcycle have driven by women sitting… » 10/24/14 12:00pm 10/24/14 12:00pm

Iranian Woman Blinded By Acid Saves Attacker From Eye For An Eye

In 2004, Majid Movahedi threw a cup of sulfuric acid in Ameneh Bahrami's face because she refused to marry him after years of sexual harassment. She was left blind and disfigured, and fought in Iranian court for the right to do the same to Movahedi. Three years ago the the court ordered that five drops of the chemical… » 7/31/11 8:38pm 7/31/11 8:38pm