File - Women protesters carry banners in Arabic that read “the law equals my voice," as they call for the adoption of the law protecting women from domestic violence near the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Public Prosecutor Bilal Dennawi ordered the detention of a man, whose identity remains unknown, for 48 hours after an investigation showed that he had been abusing his wife.KAFA, a women's rights organization, reported that the couple's neighbors called the Internal Security Forces emergency hotline Friday after witnessing Rima – an alias used by the organization – being physically abused by her husband.According to KAFACommunications Officer Maya Ammar, Rima had been tempted to do so, but refused after receiving support from both the prosecutor and the organization.Following the investigation, prosecutor Dennawi issued a decision to detain Rima's husband, return the child to her, and send the mother and child home.Rima's husband can only be detained for 48 hours according to the new law, and she will file for a protection order next week.
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