Lebanon: Husband Jailed for 9 Months After Hitting His Wife

Lebanon: Husband Jailed for 9 Months After Hitting His Wife
Mon 07-07-2014

Considered the first case of domestic violence since the Lebanese Parliament stated a law to confront domestic violence last April.

The Lebanese court sentenced a husband to 9 months of prison after he hit his wife.

The husband was also sentenced a fee of 1 million Lebanese pounds ($13 thousand).

The husband hit his wife at their home, for 3 hours, and caused severe injuries.

The husband tied her up and beat her for 3 hours straight, and also threatened to set her on fire.