Iran: Two women become victims of acid attacks

Two women, one of them pregnant, were splashed with acid in the same week in the Petroshimi Park in Mahshahr, southwestern Province of Khuzistan.

Acid attacks on women have become a common practice since October 2014 after the adoption of a bill in the mullahs’ parliament giving support to those who “promote virtue and forbid evil”, the term used to justify state-backed hoodlums who attack and terrorize women in the streets for not observing the mandatory veil. (The state-run Fars news agency – March 19, 2017)