An Iranian woman who was blinded by a suitor when he threw acid on her face has spared her attacker.
The man had been due to be blinded himself in a retribution sentence.
Ameneh Bahrami was attacked in 2004 when she refused Majid Movahedi’s offer of marriage. She suffered major acid burns on her face and body and lost her sight.
Bahrami said “If anyone throws acid on others from now on they will surely receive an-eye-for-an-eye retribution. I forgave him but others after me may not.”
Bahrami had called on a rarely used retributive justice order under Sharia law to take her revenge, but has now said she never had any intention of carrying out the sentence.
Movahedi is currently serving a 12-year jail term and his family is obliged to provide compensation to pay Bahrami’s medical fees.