To all activist who are involved with human civil rights concerning women’s freedom and better laws, please read this teary blog post about life for a mother (29) and her daughter (3) after being attacked with acid by their husband/father. I, for one, is just disgusted by the fact that someone would even think about doing that. Yet, in the midst of this tragedy, the mother and daughter are still alive and are happy to be together. It’s a heart warming story to read but, it’s tough lesson is bestowed upon us, so please do think about the fact of the matter.
Somayeh Mehri (29) and Rana Afghanipour (3) are a mother and daughter living in Bam, southern Iran.
They were attacked with acid by Somayeh’s husband Amir.
Somayeh had frequently been beaten and locked up by her husband, and finally found the courage to ask for a divorce. Amir warned her that if she persisted in her attempts to leave him, she would not live out life with the face she had.
One night in June 2011, he poured acid on Somayeh and Rana as they slept. Somayeh’s and Rana’s faces, hands, and, in places, their bodies were severely burned. Somayeh was blinded, and Rana lost one of her eyes.
Somayeh’s father sold his land in order to raise money to pay…
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