We have another chilling tale of the plight of women in some traditional Islamic areas. A woman known as Nurbanu had divorced her husband when she found him in bed with another woman. The husband than responded to the divorce by throwing acid in her face — an all-too-common crime against women in the Middle East. The woman was disfigured and blinded, but the husband received only one year of jail for the crime. Nurbanu said she was then coerced to remarry him and he now allegedly continues to beat her. Warning the picture below is graphic and disturbing.
The husband was hidden for almost a year by friends and family until authorities located him. However, his mother had him released on bail so he spent just 12 months in jail for the heinous crime.
There are thousands of such cases in the region, as we have previously discussed.