March 27, 2009
An Eye For An Eye - Iranian Woman Gets True Justice After Man Blinds Her For Turning Down His Marriage Proposal
Tehran, Iran (The Weekly Vice) -- Ameneh Bahrami, a 31-year-old Iranian woman has won her case. Now, true "eye for an eye" justice awaits a man who blinded her with acid after she turned down his proposal of marriage.
An Iranian judge has granted her request to return the favor.
A Tehran province criminal court has ordered Majid Movahedi (right) to be blinded in both eyes from drops of acid in accordance with his victim's wishes.
Bahrami was left blinded and disfigured after Movahedi poured a jar of acid on her face as she walked home from work in October, 2004.
The 27-year-old man began harassing Bahrami after she turned down his marriage proposals. Although his family had pressured her to marry him, she refused, stating "I will never marry him."
As she walked home, Movahedi dumped a jar of sulfuric acid over her head, blinding her immediately. He then reportedly left her as she screamed in pain.
Movahedi said he decided to attack Bahrami after she told him she had married someone else, and pleaded with him to leave her alone.
"I decided to splash acid on her face so her husband would leave her and I could have her," Movahedi told the court.
17 surgeries later, she remains horribly disfigured and blind in both eyes. Despite moving to Spain, where the operations occurred, she has remained steadfast in her pursuit of eye for an eye justice.
Now the ruling is in and she'll get her wish. In accordance with the court's ruling, Movahedi will lay before her while she drops acid into his eyes.
"He will lie in front of me drugged. I will feel my way to his eyes and then drop 20 drops of acid in each eye," Bahrami explained. "My mother will do it for me if I don't manage it - but I hope that won't be necessary. I want to execute the punishment myself because it is my issue."
Bahrami, who once worked as an electrical engineer, summed up the upcoming sentence aptly by stating.
"He made fun of me in front of the court. Now he is whimpering for mercy, asking me to leave him at least one eye. But it's too late for that."
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
For once an Iranian court makes sense! Wow, what am I saying? But knowing the humiliation on top of injury this man put this woman through makes this sentence seem well earned and quite fitting. Burn baby burn.
The Weekly Vice
Have a great news article to share? Please share it in our new forums!
Join the discussion. Click comments link below and fire away!