Acid attacker breathes sigh of relief

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‘Eye for an eye’ justice in Iran

In 2004, after repeatedly turning down his marriage proposals, an Iranian woman became one of thousands of acid attack victims worldwide,

on Saturday May 14 Amina Bahrami, having previously been granted gisas or retribution by an Iranian court, was blocked at the last minute from dropping acid into the eyes of her attacker (who after several futile proposals had threatened to kill her).

Iran is a much-criticised regime when it comes to human rights but even this was a first, in a chillingly literal application of the Sharia law notion of

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