Fakhra Yunus: Pakistani Acid Attack Victim Commits Suicide

BettyJean Downing- Kling

A woman who became the disfigured face of the shunned and forgotten women of Pakistan committed suicide, jumping from her sixth floor apartment window in Italy last week.

Fakhra Yunus was only 22 when her husband of three years, Bilal Khar, a member of Pakistan’s politically elite Khar family, allegedly threw acid on her face while she slept, the Asian Correspondent reported.

The Washington Post noted that Yunus became the face of violence against women in the country after Pakistani activist Tehmina Durrani, author of “My Feudal Lord,” helped Yunus escape to Rome and get treatment for her disfigurement. Durrani is known to speak out against the injustices women face in Muslim society. Over the years, Yunus underwent 38 facial reconstructive and plastic surgeries after the attack.


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Pakistani acid victim Fakhra Yunus is seen…

One Response

  1. NAME IS EUGENE PAREDES 36 YRS ON JUNE 28TH 2012 I WAS ATTACTED AT HOME AND WAS STABBED 8 TIME AND 3 TIMES MY LUNGS WERE PUNCHERED DIED FOR 2 MIN THEN REVIED LOST 2 PINTS OF BLOOD AT BEING STABBED THE DR CUTS MY INTESTINT WHILE CHECKING IF MY ORGENS WERE PUCHERED ,I NEED HELP CANT WORK OR NOTHING AT THE MOMENT HAVENT HEALED YET ,IM BEHIND ON MY BILLS AND MORGAGE IM GOING TO LOSE MY CAR ON A LOAN GOT BEHIND SO BAD PLEASE LEAD ME TO THE RIGHT DIRECTION, HERES MY INFO 5756398332 EMAIL.. PAREDES63037@HOTMAIL.COM I CAN PROVE WHAT HAPPENT TO ME WITH PAPER WORK FROM HOSPITAL OR FROM POLICE STATION …..PLEASE GET ME SUM HELP ……….THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME…….GOD BLESS YOU

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