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Acid attack victim Fakhra Younus commits suicide




A Pakistani former dancing girl
left fighting for life by a 'horrific' acid attack has committed suicide
a decade after being heavily facially disfigured.Fakhra
Younus, 33, leapt to her death from a sixth floor building in Rome 12
years after the acid attack which she said left her looking 'not human'.At
the time of her attack in May 2000, her ex-husband Bilal Khar was the
man accused of entering her mother's house and pouring acid over
Younus's face as she slept.The mother-of-one moved to Italy after the incident to live in Rome and continue her treatment.


But
on March 17 she took her own life, after leaving a message saying she
was committing suicide over the silence of law on the atrocities and the
insensitivity of Pakistani rulers.

Cleared: Younus's ex-husband Bilal Khar, the son
of a wealthy Pakistani governor, was cleared in 2003 of charges
relating to the attackBilal
Khar was arrested in 2002 and charged with attempted murder following
the attack, only to be released on bail after five months.
Khar, an ex-parliamentarian and son of
a wealthy Pakistani governor, was eventually cleared of the attack,
though many believe he could have used his family connections to escape
conviction.
After Younus's tragic suicide emerged
earlier this month, Khar continued to deny having any part in the attack
- claiming in a television interview a different man with the same name
had carried out the crime.Khar claimed his ex-wife killed herself because she didn't have enough money, not because of her horrific injuries.


More than 8,500 acid attacks, forced
marriages and other forms of violence against women were reported in
Pakistan in 2011, according to The Aurat Foundation, a women's rights
organization. The Pakistani
government introduced new laws last year criminalising acid attacks and
stating that convicted attacks would serve at least 14 years in jail.Tehmina
Durrani, the ex-wife of Bilal Khar's father, had become an advocate for
Younus after the attack, and said the acid attack victim had pledged to
bring her attacker to justice when she had recovered.Durrani said: 'She said, 'When I come back, I will reopen the case, and I'll fight myself," and she was a fighter.'

Durrani
said Younus' case should be a reminder that the Pakistani government
needs to do much more to prevent acid attacks and other forms of
violence against women, and also help the victims.'I
think this whole country should be extremely embarrassed that a foreign
country took responsibility for a Pakistani citizen for 13 years
because we could give her nothing, not justice, not security,' said
Durrani.


Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Mar-28-2012
By: El Tizona
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Tags: Acid attack, Islam, Fakhra Yonous, suicide
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  • oh well. you embrace your pos cultural ways, you deal with it. being north american, free from religion is the only way to be.

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  • Stuff like this makes me wonder why women who weren't born in Islamic countries would willingly take up Islam as their faith. What exactly is there about that religion that is pro-women??

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    • @John_Matrix
      Their only other option is death?

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    • @DoobyTheCat
      How about non-Muslim women who take up the religion?

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    • @John_Matrix
      Aaaah yes. You'd think they would know what they are getting themselves into.

      We have a friend here who is in hiding from her American Muslim family because she knew exactly what life would be like in a Yemeni arranged marriage. Her cousin ran away from an arranged marriage and was hunted down and killed. The people she hid with gave her up to the husband. Sad.

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    • @John_Matrix
      I got ya. Western converts. Why?

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    • @bob150388
      That's the thing, why do westerners especially women convert?? The only answer I can think of is maybe Muslims show them the 'good' side of Islam without showing the darker side and then afterwards they fall for it and join the cult.

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  • Tragic and very sad

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  • Islam. the religion of sick goat molesting trash.

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  • Fucked up society.

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  • Pakistan I could have guessed, sexually insecure Bronze Age throw backs should just come out of the closet and admit they enjoy turd stabbing more than they do women.

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  • this is the type of shit that SHOULD make EVERY single Westerner sick and mad as HELL.. It's FAR PAST TIME to cut these fucking barbaric fucksticks off from the Western world.. and getting the FUCK out of Afghanistan.. we should revoke Every Pakistani visa & Green cardholder's
    status..In the long run, their own barbary will kill them off.. but I'm DAMN TIRED of the parade of atrocities, and NOT ONE SINGLE OUTRAGED VOICE in response!

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  • Animals. Very sad. Kind of sucks the woman paid for all her surgeries for nothing.

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  • Ah, the realigon of love and peace. Can't understand why all of us don't convert.

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  • Welcome to shitria law. Every country that host Muslims or allow them to immigrate must stand constant vigil and NEVER allow them to establish sharia law amongst themselves within their neighborhood or communities. These countries must establish laws to severely punish those who do and enforce them.

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  • God damned muzzlim's.

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  • Once again, Islam doing good deeds in the name of the great Allah.

    It would take the sum talents of all the world's greatest fiction writers to produce anything that comes anywhere close to the level of vileness with which Islam has graced humanity.

    Anybody who sticks to the old tag-line that this is just a radical individual hijacking the good name of the religion of peace... you're as big a part of the problem as anyone else.

    Islam is the plant; Muslims are the roots; and the apologists w More..

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  • dam she "was" hot

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    • @hac198582 Look at warhag... So sad and bitter. Some women just can't cope with aging. Overcompensating and oversensitive. If you point out that another woman is attractive, they lose it.

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    • @hac198582 "You dont know a godamned thing about me."

      You sent me your picture granny, remember?

      Go feed your sad bitter old feminist bullshit lines to your 20 cats. Pop some more pills and get yourself another face-lift, it might help with the insecurity.

      And, you're hilariously pathetic for responding to me when you have me blocked. Sad feminist nitwit.

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  • Sad, a pretty girl. Still, no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, suicide is stopping the lesson short and not the answer.

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    • @zuluking Oh yeh,been in her position lately have you and what draw dropping lesson's of experience can you grace us with?

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    • @sagrie8

      Well, indeed I have had some lessons lately, ranging from a family member with mouth cancer to trauma clients in my line of work.

      Recently a young woman suffering from a similar dis-figuring injury showed me what true courage is by participating and then speaking to the group on my high ropes challenge course.

      After being burned severely to the point of missing some fingers, nose and lips, she has since married, had children and is an inspiration to all that meet her. She knows tha More..

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    • @zuluking Ouch... That just happened! --Ricky Bobby

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  • may u find peace

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  • Damn shame, she was a very pretty woman.

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    • @bob150388 Hah, warhag spewing bitter old-feminist bullshit as always.

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    • @Amusing How've you been Amusing?

      Yeah, she is just sooooo angry and bitter... She hates that I call her on her deranged fake-feminist bullshit. I uploaded a video compilation of sexy female teachers who were busted for having sex with teen students, I swear her head spun like The Exorcist. Nervous breakdown of anger and pathological insecurity. She freaked out.

      I understand it's not necessarily fair that men age better... It's just a fact of nature. Women live longer... A fact of nature. It i More..

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  • Regardless of his race, religion or color, the most dangerous creature on earth is man and womens are so corrupts these days but not all.

    One of the most sick retarded peoples that I've ever seen in all Europe are in Britain ( Pakis, Somalies and Arabs ) others they know themselfs that they're so bad and hypocrites.

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  • a religion of peace... hah

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  • Ahh well better to jump to your death than spend your life in misery. I hope someone fixed the husbands face with a cheese grater though

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  • Wow fuck...

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  • i'd like to dip the freak responsible face first into a pen of starving pigs and let them feast on his face. then pull him out and put him into the hospital for treatment until he healed up. then repeat. again and again.

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  • What a waste of human being of ex-husband! Pure scum on the face of this planet!

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