Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Syrian ex-pat beats wife to death for defying 'orders' :: GN

"I just wanted to discipline her after she disobeyed my orders. She died while I was hitting her for daring to look out of the balcony," he is said to have told interrogators. "I used to beat my wives but I never thought that beating would kill any of them. It was just my way of disciplining them," he said.
His first wife told police she had tried hard to stop him but he had beaten her and pushed her away.
The article ends with a summary of a study of domestic violence amongst UAE residents. Domestic violence exists across the world, in all cultures. It is significant that it is receiving open discussion in the UAE.


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