25/05/2011

Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, a remarkable interview with Ameneh Bahrami.

In 2004, she was an independent young woman living in the Iranian capital Tehran.

But her life changed forever when a rejected suitor called Majid Movahedi threw acid into her face, leaving terrible scars and blinding her in both eyes.

Ameneh started a campaign for him to be tried under an Islamic law which allows victims to have a say in the punishment of criminals.

She wanted Movahedi to be sentenced to have acid poured into his eyes - and what's more, she wanted to administer the punishment herself.

She won her case, although after an international outcry, the sentence is yet to be carried out.

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28 minutes

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Thu 26 May 2011 10:05 GMT

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