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  3/28/2014, Adar Bet 26, 5774

Lebanese Revolution? Death Sentence For Wife Beater


A Lebanese judge on Thursday handed down a death sentence to a man accused of beating his wife to death with a pressure cooker, in an unprecedented verdict that is being hailed as a breakthrough in Lebanon's struggle with domestic violence.

Mohammed Adnan al-Nhaily was accused of premeditated murder in "violently and viciously" beating his 34-year-old schoolteacher wife Manal Assi to death on February 8, according to the Lebanese news source The Daily Star.