Manama : The Second High Criminal Court (court of appeals) yesterday rejected the appeal of a Bahraini man who was sentenced last month to one year of imprisonment for physically attacking his ex-wife.
As reported by DT News last September, the 52-year-old brutally attacked his 32-year-old Syrian ex-wife and mother of his five children at their home in Jeblat Habshi.
He reportedly punched her in the face several times, banged her head on the wall and beat her with a piece of tile on her head.
The woman was kept under medical observation for a couple of weeks, while her children were taken to Dar Al Aman shelter for Domestic Violence Victims.
She was diagnosed with concussion, hemorrhage and severe bruises and inflammations on the face and other parts of her body.
According to the victim, she was attacked by her ex-husband following 10 years of marriage because “he wanted to marry a younger Bahraini woman who is an employee and will spend on him”.
The case made a huge impact on the Bahraini society, raising more concerns over domestic violence in the Kingdom and the means to combat it.
Several authorities, including Interior Ministry, Health Ministry, Labour and Social Development Ministry, the Supreme Council for Women and several NGOs, made immediate response and adopted the woman’s case.
Northern Governorate Prosecution Head Mohammed Salah yesterday confirmed that the court rejected the man’s appeal and upheld the previously issued verdict.