Burnt not dead
Yell with me, "Death to Acid-throwers!" and it'll come true, thanks to revised laws in Bangladesh, proof that somewhere someone is being heard and someone is thinking twice before purchasing, the readily available, acid to throw at a 13 year old girl.
"Throwing acid is now punishable by death in Bangladesh.
Acid-throwing cases are now heard in Bangladesh by special fast-track courts empowered to pass the death penalty.
This has helped to shorten the trial period significantly, campaigners say.
The Acid Survivors' Foundation (ASF) says there were 322 cases recorded in 2004. More than 180 were against women, and 76 against those under 18. That is down from 485 cases in 2002. "
More on the story(first noted by Rezwan) and link to the Acid Survivor's Foundation in Dhaka.
Its only sad that it had to take so long and so much international pressure for the lawmakers/governments to finally take notice of the plights of the victims of this most horrible act of violance.