File - Activists from women’s rights group KAFA protest against domestic violence in front of the Parliament in Beirut.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Local NGO, KAFA Violence & Exploitation, will lead a protest Wednesday to oppose a verdict, issued last week, in a case against a man who beat his wife to death in 2014 . The defendant, Mohammad al-Nhaily, was sentenced to five years in prison after bludgeoning his wife, Manal Assi, to death with a pressure cooker. Taking into account the short judicial year, only nine months, and the time already served since his arrest, Nhaily would be released after 18 months. The verdict drew criticism from civil society organizations. Nhaily was originally indicted for pre-meditated murder, for which the maximum sentence under Article 549 of the penal code is the death penalty.Article 562, which reduced sentences in cases believed to be related to honor killings, was repealed in 2011 .Lebanese judges also need to be convinced that women are entitled the same rights as men.
Aley residents take to the streets in protest
Rally against Bassil rhetoric, budget debate hits snags
Hariri defends Saudi right to safeguard its territory
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE