Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Ahh... that acidic, burning sensation of freedom...

IRAQ: Acid attacks on "immodest" women on the rise
BAGHDAD, 4 July (IRIN) - For Sumeya Abdullah, a 34-year-old primary school teacher in the capital Baghdad, life will never be the same again. In late June she had her legs burned by corrosive acid in a street attack because, she believes, she was not wearing her veil and the traditional 'abaya' covering common in many Middle Eastern countries.

"I was shopping in one of the most crowded districts in Baghdad when I felt my skin burning by something corrosive. It was horrible, a terrible pain, then I found myself in hospital," Abdullah said.
Democracy(TM) in Iraq doesn't sound like it's a lot of fun.

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