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Sharia law orders acid attacker to be blinded by acid

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acid-attack-womanA DOCTOR in Iran was seconds away from dripping corrosive acid into a spurned lover's eyes, as was his punishment under SHARIA LAW.

Evil Majid Movahedi had been found guilty of throwing acid in the face of Ameneh Bahrami after she refused his marriage proposal.

She was left blind and hideously disfigured as her skin melted and blistered because of the acid.

Under Sharia it is a legal right for victims to reach a settlement with the accused.

If no agreement is reached, then "qisas," or eye-for-an-eye retribution, is enforced.

Seconds before the retribution was enacted at Tehran hospital the doctor, acid dropper in hand, asked "What do you want to do now?"

Movahedi was on his knees weeping.

Then Bahrami ordered the state-sponsored mutilation, screened live on Iran's state TV, be stopped.

She said: “I forgave him.

“It is best to pardon when you are in a position of power.”

Her relived attacker said: “It is very generous. I couldn't imagine being blinded by acid.”

Acid attacks on women are not uncommon in Iran.

Just weeks ago a young woman died after a man poured acid on her face for rejecting his marriage proposal. The attacker remains at large.

Amnesty International criticized the Iranian law that allows victims of such attacks to deliberately blind the assailants under medical supervision.

In a statement yesterday, the rights group said the practice was a cruel punishment that amounts to torture.

"The Iranian authorities should review the penal code as a matter of urgency to ensure those who cause intentional serious physical harm, like acid attacks, receive an appropriate punishment - but that must never be a penalty which in itself constitutes torture," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty's deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa.


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