Activists, women and human rights groups stage a protest outside Beirut's Justice Palace in Adlieh, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (The Daily Star/KAFA, HO)
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Activists and human rights groups staged a brief protest outside Beirut's Justice Palace in Adlieh Tuesday, demanding that a man convicted of beating his wife to death be given a longer sentence.Last month, Helene Iskandar, the presiding judge at the Beirut Criminal Court, reduced Nhaily's sentence from the death penalty to five years in prison, after factoring in the extreme state of rage he purportedly experienced at the time of the murder.KAFA released a statement on the case last week, noting that Tuesday was the first deadline to appeal the July 14 verdict.Layla Awada, a lawyer with the group, said that with the first deadline passed, there is little hope that the prosecutor will file by next month.
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