A woman holds up a poster of Sara Al-Amine, who was shot dead by her husband this month, during a protest against domestic violence in Beirut on Saturday, May 30, 2015.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hundreds of protestors marched in Beirut Saturday demanding greater protections for victims of domestic violence.The organization said in a statement that the protest sought to demand expedited trials for those accused of killing women, stricter punishment for murderers and the formation of a specialized family court that would prioritize cases of female victims of domestic violence.Nearly one year has passed since the monumental legislation to criminalize domestic violence was approved.While the law has been successfully used to protect victims of domestic violence, civil society groups argue that problems remain with implementing the legislation.
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