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is only able to cry after she was left blind and unable to eat or speak when her own husband threw acid over her face in a
Atsede Nigussiem, 26, had been at home when she opened the door to estranged partner Haimanot Kahsai, 29.
Without warning he allegedly poured a corrosive substance all over Atsede’s face Leaving
her in agony as her five-year-old son Hannibal Kahsai slept inside.
Atsede ran screaming into the street for help from neighbours, while Haimanot fled.
Two months later Atsede is still in pain, her mouth has been melted together so she cannot talk, she is blind in her left eye and at severe risk of losing the sight in her right eye.
She eats and drinks with a straw and spends all day “crying non stop” – one of the few things she can still do.
Atsede is today receiving treatment from burns specialists in Bangkok, Thailand.
Communicating in writing, she said: