Nasser speaks on the phone outside his house in Marjayoun, south Lebanon, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The violent attack by a husband against his expectant wife in Tripoli reported Friday is among the most horrific of crimes, as was the sexual assault on a Syrian refugee child, but it is essential that the media, and society as a whole, address and discuss such occurrences head on, so that the taboos of violence against women and rape are finally broken.Until this happens, many other similar crimes will continue, but will not come to light, as they will not be reported to the police. The rape of a wife by a husband is still not considered a crime in Lebanon.
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