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June-27-00

Women Are Still Acid Targets In Bangladesh

In the twelve months through March 1999, 174 women reported acid attacks in Bangladesh. While some women die, the intent of the acid throwing is to ruin the lives of the women by severely physically deforming them. The maximum penalty for such a crime in Bangladesh is death, although no man to date has ever received this sentence.

Media Resources: New York Times 24 June 2000