Tamara Harisi poses for a picture with her daughter hours after the verdict against her husband came out on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The case is the first example of the courts using a new law passed in April aimed at protecting women from domestic violence, but Maya Ammar, a legal adviser for Kafa (Enough), told The Daily Star that the sentence was not enough for the crime committed.The announcement quickly led to an argument, which in turn quickly led to a beating.Bloodied and broken, Harisi seized her daughter and fled.Hanan immediately called the police, who came and took Harisi and her daughter to the safety of the station.When Ftouni arrived at the station to demand his daughter back, he was detained on the spot. According to Harisi, he had previously beaten his mother and two sisters, even breaking the nose of one of them. For Harisi's family, the most important thing is not punishing Ftouni, but helping her move on with her life.Kafa, however, refused to rule out the possibility of appealing the court's decision to get a tougher sentence.
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