The Public Prosecution ordered on Thursday the jail of a man over charges of assaulting and abusing his wife and kids and forcing them to work as street beggars.
In a statement on Thursday, the prosecution said that it received a report on the offense on 27 July and immediately started investigations which revealed that the man’s wife was photographed with marks of torture all over her body.
Investigations exposed that the abusive husband and father is a drug addict and has been used to assaulting his wife and kids to force them to go begging in the streets to provide him with money to buy drugs.
The Forensic Medicine Authority released a report on the bruises and injuries found on the bodies of the wife and kids, and investigators took the testimonies of three of their neighbors who asserted that he had regularly been assaulting, beating and detaining his kids and wife.
He will be kept in custody for 15 days pending further investigations.
According to a study published by the National Council for Women (NCW) in 2009, 28 percent of the women included the study were subjected to physical violence by their husbands.
The World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean warned in a recent report about the increasing levels of domestic violence globally as the coronavirus pandemic escalates.
According to the NCW study, nearly four out of every five men admitted they practiced a form of psychological violence against their wives.
Also, half of the young women in the study reported that they had been subjected to physical violence at the hands of their brothers.