Source: THE HILL
By: Soona Samsami
In recent weeks, over two dozen women across Iran have been subjected to a spate of hideous acid attacks, leaving them with permanent burns on their faces and bodies. One victim reportedly died of her injuries in Isfahan after having acid splashed on her face by state-affiliated gangs. But far from being a mark of strength, these cowardly assaults on defenseless women expose the face of a weak and desperate theocracy unable to curb increasing social opposition to its rule - led by women.