UAE court: Wife 'discipline' cannot leave marks

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October 18, 2010 13:05

 
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The UAE's highest judicial body ruled recently that a man can beat his wife and young children as long as the beating leaves no physical marks.

The court made the ruling earlier this month in the case of a man who left cuts and bruises on his wife and adult daughter after a beating.

It said the man was guilty of harming the women but noted that Islamic codes allow for "discipline" if no marks are left. It also said children who have reached "adulthood" — approximately puberty — cannot be struck.

The ruling was reported Monday in the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National.

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