Q. & A. With Ameneh Bahrami
Q. Did most people in Iran support your act of forgiving him, or did they think it was fair to blind him? — Helene K, France
A. Many ordinary people tell me that I should have blinded Majid Movahedi. But artists and those who are into humanities think the contrary. Artistic people have always appreciated my decision and say that it was a beautiful move not to blind him.
I expected that pardoning Majid Movahedi would lead to some financial assistance. But when it comes to financial help, even the officials who had thanked me for forgiving my attacker say that I could have taken revenge."
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