Husband to be flogged for slapping wife in Saudi Arabia

Wife could witness flogging in retribution for the physical pain her husband caused her: court

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Manama: A man in Saudi Arabia charged with slapping his wife was sentenced to 10 days in prison and 30 lashes.

The court in Al Qateef in the Eastern Province said that the wife could witness the flogging in retribution for the physical pain her husband caused her, Saudi daily Al Sharq reported on Wednesday.

The husband will also have to take part in special sessions on marriage counseling and on how to treat and deal with spouses, the judge ruled.

According to the court documents, the wife, in her 30s, filed the case after her husband slapped her on the face during an argument.

He admitted the act, arguing that she had been impolite with his relatives, the daily said.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2013 6:37

    @ Jeymer: You are right, this marriage should be doomed as there no love& especially the respect for each other. After you have your spousehumiliated publicly the only that prevails between the is Hatred... Butthis is also true that Islam does not allow any man to be violentagainst his wife. This is inhumane and against what Shariah teachesus.

  • Jeymer Hareo

    Jun 5, 2013 5:47

    This husband and wife relationship must be doomed and without any love from either side. A husband who beats his wife and a wife who allows her husband to be publicly flogged. What a poor relationship this must be.

  • keenan

    Jun 5, 2013 5:24

    no councelling is gonna straighten him up, most men beat their wives, its mostly because they are very insecure. women on the other hand are equally sly. but i wouldn't say beating a woman makes you a better man. its a cowardly way of handling any situation.

  • Yasir

    Jun 5, 2013 5:08

    Such news also needs much attention. Or else Western Media shows ShariahLaws in a very bad light. Well done Gulf News.

  • NPF

    Jun 5, 2013 4:39

    Can we have this done in India as well? We desperately need this law inIndia.

  • Parvez

    Jun 5, 2013 2:36

    Such news also needs much attention. Or else Western Media shows Shariah Laws in a very bad light. Well done Gulf News.

  • zaid

    Jun 5, 2013 11:47

    One thing i totally agree with is whether man or woman no one is allowedto use violence and should be taught to refrain from any violence.

  • Mohammad Iqbal

    Jun 5, 2013 11:32

    Let's see if this news makes headlines all over the world the way false and twisted news from KSA have done in the recent past that criticized its 'primitve' social system.

  • maria

    Jun 5, 2013 11:05

    these husbands should be definitely imprisioned and flogged. What do they think their wives are? You cannot beat or slap your wife.

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@ Jeymer: You are right, this marriage should be doomed as there no love& especially the respect for each other. After you have your spousehumiliated publicly the only that prevails between the is Hatred... Butthis is also true that Islam does not allow any man to be violentagainst his wife. This is inhumane and against what Shariah teachesus.

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