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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Man Beats Daughter with a Broomstick for Not Reciting the Qur'an

Man Beats Daughter with a Broomstick for Not Reciting the Qur'an: In both the U.S. and the U.K., this man would have gotten a reduced sentence after explaining that his culture allows such beatings. Fortunately, the Italian court wasn't buying it.

(ANSA) - Rome, March 30 - The Italian Supreme Court on Friday upheld a sentence for abuse and aggravated assault by a Moroccan father against his 12-year-old daughter.

Defense lawyers maintained that the father, who allegedly beat his daughter with a broom handle for "corrective" purposes after she could not properly recite the Koran, did so because of "cultural" reasons and should be given a lighter sentence accordingly.

The judge dismissed the defense's argument, calling the treatment "violent and unjustifiable" whether from Italian nationals or foreigners. (Source)