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December 02, 2011

Beating up wives in Lebanon is not only legal, it has a political consensus

December 02, 2011

December 02, 2011

Beating up wives in Lebanon is not only legal, it has a political consensus, and that is a rarity in a country where political tensions and discord have become the norm. Hazem el Amine has written a great article, criticising this consensus among traditional political foes. They seem to have one thing in common: an interest in keeping the paternalistic system alive, maintaining the current level of women repression in Lebanon. Shame on you!



Lebanon's parliament is considering a bill that would make family violence, including rape within marriage, a criminal offence. But, as Caroline Anning reports from Beirut, it has run into fierce opposition from religious leaders and conservative politicians.

A mother of four with deep set, coffee-coloured eyes, Najwa endured more than a decade of abuse at the hands of her husband.

When he wasn't in prison for stealing cars, he used to beat her and their children using a range of tortures he had devised and named.

There was the "chicken", where he would tie their hands and feet together and beat them on the floor, or "the cross", where he'd tie them up as if on a crucifix and hit them with belts, chains - anything that came to hand.

1 comments:

Oh my gosh! How can such a criminal exist. Have they done anything to inprison him?

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