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Mohammad al-Nhaily, sentenced in July to five years for beating his wife to death in 2014, will be retried after the Court of Cassation approved a request by State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud to appeal the original sentence.State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud appealed the five-year sentence handed down to Nhaily back in August, which he said was too lenient.The State Prosecution of Cassation had two months from the date of sentencing to appeal.In Assi's case, the State Prosecution of Appeal opted not to appeal the criminal court's sentence, prompting women's organizations to protest last week in the hope of pressuring the State Prosecution of Cassation to take action.
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