Update I, 10:00am ET:

Authorities have postponed a Tehran court’s decision to inject acid into the eyes of a man who threw acid in his ex-lover’s face, blinding her.

The sentence was permitted under Iran’s Islamic law, imposed since the 1979 Islamic revolution – an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, in cases in which great bodily harm was caused by the defendant.

Majid Movahedi, 27, was sentenced to be blinded with acid as he lies in a hospital under anesthetic yesterday at mid noon — 20 drops in each eye by a medical professional. But, according to an unnamed official, the punishment was postponed.

According to London’s Daily Mail, Movahedi threw sulphuric acid in the face of 32 year-old Ameneh Bahrami at a bus-stop in 2004 after she scorned his requests to marry him.

The sulphuric acid literally melted away her face and left her blind and disfigured. She underwent 19 operations, including skin grafts to her face. But her vision could not be saved.

Movahedi fled the scene after the attack but he was later apprehended and sent to prison.

The tabloid reports that Movahedi stalked Bahrami for months after she broke up with him. The courts awarded her £19,000 ($30,000 USD) for her pain and suffering but Bahrami didn’t want the money — she wanted him to feel the same pain and suffering as she did.

Bahrami has received numerous death threats, and the police warned her not to go outside alone.

“His mother phoned my parents. She asked for mercy,” said Bahrami in an interview.

“She said that Majid would always work for me if he could keep his eyes. But now it’s too late,” she said.

Bahrami and her lawyer have now said they were not aware that the punishment had been postponed yesterday.

Amnesty International has urged Iran not to carry out the sentence, saying: ‘the Iranian authorities have a responsibility under international law to ensure it does not go ahead’.

‘Regardless of how horrific the crime suffered by Ameneh Bahrami, being blinded with acid is a cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture,’ said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director for Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme.

Originally posted on May 13, 2011 @ 9:08pm

  • laterthannever

    That’s awesome.

  • Feline Feminine

    I can’t even lie…he deserved it…but I think after all these years I would have found it in my heart to forgive him and allow God to exact vengeance on his existence…

  • lovezoe

    I don’t agree. Who are we to seek out revenge?

  • HoneyInCharge

    I’m torn…on one hand I feel like two wrongs don’t make a right…on the other hand I applaud her for refusing the $…no amount would restore her sight and maybe the next man will think twice!

  • Jersey Girl

    Well I think God could have handled this one better but it’s what she wants right? :shrugs:

    As I had mentioned on twitter Sandra honey, can we get a bill paying contest for everyone and not just Atlanta folk?
    Signed, Hard working Mother of 2 :grin:

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    well i agree
    i wish revenge could be exacted on this pervert man who just kidnapped and raped this 9 yo girl, his 284 lbs fat greasy man tore up her insides, stranged her and banged her head against concrete floor. jail is to good for him,
    again i wish revenge could be exacted…..

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    No doubt he deserves it, but I know I wouln’t be able to do it to him. Someone else would have to do it for me.

  • vero

    W – T – F ????

  • deedeegirl

    wow, don’t even know what to say about this one, except it seems fitting that after all of the horrible crimes the men commit on women over there, that they should for once be subject to the same type of horror. I’m thinking of those terrible “mercy killings” that are allowed in that culture.

  • rockstar

    I feel for her. She has to live this way for the rest of her life, and deal with people judging her for responding to what a mad man has done to her. Everyone on this planet is not a Christian, so turn the other cheek doctrine does not apply here. Good for him, I just hate that the victim has to go thru even more bull ish over this. I hope she finds peace and that he suffers dearly for the rest of his life.

  • Zoe B.

    If she is blind, how did she know where to put the acid? Why is she holding up old pics of herself she can’t see? :shrugs: So many questions. That was a cruel thing he did to her. All of this because she didn’t want him? Simple minded ass…

  • RoderickXYZ

    I have no problem with this because the reason he assualted her was stupid, and why he felt justified in his actions come from that culture.

    I’ve been the victim of fatal attraction a couple of times and trust me it’s no fun being on the recieving end of something because you weren’t romantically interested in someone or you liked someone else at the time.

    It’s been over twenty years since the incident but I still periodically think about what I would do to the people if I get a chance in the future.

  • iscream


    Just checking…. :coffee:


  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Zoe B. says:

    If she is blind, how did she know where to put the acid?

    That was my error. I misread the original article. The procedure was to be performed in a hospital by a medical professional. Anyway, he got a reprieve yesterday and he will not be blinded, at least for now.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Jersey Girl says:

    As I had mentioned on twitter Sandra honey, can we get a bill paying contest for everyone and not just Atlanta folk?
    Signed, Hard working Mother of 2 :grin:

    I’ll keep your suggestion in mind for the next contest. :yes:

  • KrayZKat

    People say, “Who are we to judge or seek vengence?” I believe the court system was set up to do just that. Crime = punishment. Do I always agree with decisions handed down by the court sytem? No, I don’t, but it is what it is.

    In fact, in some cases, especially crimes against children, I say let the inmates handle em. It’s funny how criminals always wants “mercy” for themselves, but didn’t have mercy on their victim(s). If they blinded him, I wouldn’t feel bad. You reap whatcha sow.

  • GoldenGurl

    It just dont seem the same if done with anesthesia!

  • datsmdubya2u


    I assume she is holding up a picture of herself to show what she used to look like.

  • http://vimeo.com/17630990 LaTechGrad02

    She was a beautiful woman. I don’t think any of us will ever begin to understand what it was like for her to feel her flesh melting and to know that she will never be able to see again. I can understand her desire to want to make him pay for what he’s done to her but in the end will it be worth it? Such a tough one and I’m sure she’s done quite a bit of soul searching on this.

    I guess if they do go through with the procedure the only bright side for him, if there is one, is that he’ll be under anesthesia when the acid is injected into his eyes.

  • LadyLew

    @GoldenGurl :cosign:

    He knew the law b4 he did it. Wait til he go to the bus stop and throw it in his face too

  • GAGIRL87

    If the US adopted the eye for and eye law I wonder will some of the crime decrease in the states :coffee:

  • CertifiedSexy

    Wow…eye for an eye! I guess if you’re for the death penalty you can’t really be against this.

  • prynsexxx

    I thought that was Chaz Bono at first glance.

  • Isabella1881

    Give her an eye transplant with his eyes

  • Tatted Diva

    I don’t know how I feel about this one! I guess a lot of people can say what’s wrong about it & how they would’ve forgiven him by now & that who are we to judge, BUT until it happens to you or some horrific crime like that, I guess you shouldn’t judge how a person feels about what crime their attacker receives. If that’s the case & we should not judge, I guess maybe we should not have a jail system PERIOD because sending peopel to jail for crimes they have committed is judging them as well. Maybe we should just let all criminals be , whether it be rapists, murderers, child abusers, theives and the like. WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE, PERIOD! :think: