"He did it so that she would never be able to kiss again and said 'I'll get four years, but you're getting a life sentence'."
Now that definitely sounds like an honor attack, but it wasn't until I started reading the comments that a picture started to emerge, and along with references to the researcher being Iranian my suspicions were confirmed. So I googled and lo and behold, it turns out said 'Swedish' researcher is an Iranian man who believed his young trophy wife was having an affair so he felt obliged to save his honor by injuring her for life.
"It was honour related. He doesn't seem to regret a thing. He believes she insulted him,” a source with information about the matter told the paper.
The assault was so brutal that the prosecutor tried to have him charged for an attempted murder. The court, however, sought to reduce the charge to aggravated assault.
Ingela Hessius Ekman, who is representing the victim, claimed that her client might have suffered irreparable damage.
“She has very serious injuries, doctors cannot yet determine whether she can be healed or not,” she told Aftonbladet.
“She's in a lot of pain,” Ekman said.
Ekman informed that the trial is due to commence at the beginning of July.
The man, who is from Iran, was doing post-Doctoral research at the Karolinska institute in 2010.
Though he is now employed with a university in Tehran, he still lived partly in Stockholm, where he collaborated with his old research group at the university, and used its email services and library through a ‘declaration of association.’
“It is, of course, a very tragic story,” said Bengt Norrving, the institute's director.
“But since the researcher in question is not an employee of Karolinska Institutet we are unable to consider legal action,” he added.
Four to ten years for a man who cannibalized his wife's lip? For real? This man should be locked up in a mental institute for the rest of his life. But it's interesting to note that the Swedish "The Local" didn't have the balls to mention it was an Iranian man or that it was an honor attack, and Jezebel didn't bother to research it further.