Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Love

The love she feels for her daughter is stronger than the violence, horror and mutilation visited upon Somayeh and her daughter by her husband.  That is the strength of a mother's love and what Mother's Day is all about.

Amir, Somayeh’s husband and Rana’s father who was a drug addict, poured acid on Somayeh and his daughter in the middle of one of nights of June 2011 in reply to Somayeh’s divorce request and so he opened a deep and old wound again by pouring acid. This wound is an event that repeats in Iran for many years and victimizes new people now and then.
Pouring acid on women and destroying their faces to prevent from their remarriage or in reaction to rejecting propose has became a common matter in the culture of some regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Somayeh Mehri, two daughters’ mother who is 28-years old and the resident of Hemmatabad village of Bam city lost both her eyes, ears and nose in pouring acid happened recently in Iran and burn affecting 60 percent of her body area. Rana, her daughter that is just 3-years old lost one of her eyes completely and her face burnt severely.

Presently, Amir is in prison by Somayeh’s complain and she and her daughter are being treated in Tehran hospitals and it is expected that more than one hundred surgeries to be done on them and the cost of these surgeries is so heavy for Somayeh’s family that her father (Reza Mehri) had to sell many parts of his palm grove which is the only income source of his family to provide the surgeries costs of her daughter and granddaughter and could be a balm for her daughter’s wound.Somayeh’s father sold his land in order to raise money to pay their medical expenses, and fellow villagers have also helped.

Photographer : ebrahim noroozi.

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  1. This kind of abuse is so ghastly and incredible. God bless this mother and child.

  2. May Allah help both of them in every phase of life.Ameen Sum Ameen Ya Allah.


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