UAE high court: men can beat wives/children if there are no visible marks
How many extremist fundie factions would like to see a return to this?
Citing Islamic law, the Federal Supreme Court made the decision earlier this month in its ruling on a case of a man who slapped and kicked his daughter and slapped his wife, Abu Dhabi’s The National reported Monday.
The wife sustained injuries to her lower lip and teeth and the 23-year-old daughter suffered bruises on her hand and knee from the beating. The court ruled against the defendant, saying he crossed the line suggested by Sharia Law, because his daughter was no longer a minor and his wife had visible injuries.
But in the process, Chief Justice Falah al Hajeri stated that there are conditions when domestic violence is acceptable.
“Although the [law] permits the husband to use his right [to discipline], he has to abide by the limits of this right,” al Hajeri wrote in a ruling released in a court document Sunday.