Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pakistan: acid attack victims learn to smile again...

They are innocent victims of brutality, but now there is hope for women of Pakistan scarred and disfigured by vicious acid attacks, Taghred Chandab and Paula Bronstein write.

Dressed in a beautiful sari and Islamic head dress, Iram Saeed appears to be just like any other Pakistani woman.

For a moment she is able to conceal the pain and scars from gazing eyes. Then she removes her heavy clothing and dark sunglasses, revealing devastation.

Ten years ago, aged 19, Iram was the victim of an acid attack. Her crime? To reject a marriage proposal. More...

See also: Junoon:the Beatles of Pakistan?

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