“If I forgive, I get nothing for forgiveness,” she says. “The same if I take his eyesight, I get nothing. But I want people like Majid to know that there is punishment.”
Ameneh Bahrami was a beautiful 24 year old student when Majid, a man she had rejected persistent offers of marriage from, hurled acid on her face disfiguring her and blinding her. The high court in Iran has sented Majid to blinding and Ameneh wants to pour the acid into his eyes herself, Amnesty international has however called this “a cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture”. Do you think “Ameneh has a right to pay back the man who ruined her life?