Amir Hamze Zinali, jurist and crime expert says, “In Iran there is no organized criminal policy for female victims of violence. This has led to the spread of violence against women. Lawmakers across the globe have defined harsher punishments for crimes against women.
However, our lawmakers have done nothing and in fact they have acted quite the opposite. Regarding the crime of beatings or murder, if the victim is a woman the blood money is lower and this makes women more vulnerable. In 1958 an article was approved regarding the crime of acid attacks, while some believe this law has been completely abolished.”
(State-run Bahar News Website – December 23, 2014)