Tripoli Mother in Intensive Care after Being Beaten by Husband

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Bloodied and traumatized, Batoul, a mother of three, was admitted into an intensive care unit Sunday after her husband beat her up and left her along with her child on the side of a road in the northern city of Tripoli.

The woman, whose head was bleeding, stayed for several hours in the street after she was assaulted, according to MTV.

The blood on her face drew the attention of a passerby, who took her to a police station.

In the video report, a tearful Batoul says an “elderly man” had hit her with a gas canister, but several witnesses told the TV network that it was not the first time she had been assaulted at the hands of her husband.

MTV said the woman has again refused to file a lawsuit against the spouse.

Several Lebanese women have recently made headlines for falling victims to domestic violence and many of them were killed by their husbands.

On March 29, Lebanese woman Hoda Ali Tay was brutally beaten up by her husband in al-Ouzai area in southern Beirut, which required transferring her immediately to a hospital for treatment.

A controversial draft-law on domestic violence was approved by parliament on April 1, although it did not meet the expectations of activists supporting the cause.


Comments 13
Missing 21 April 2014, 00:05

Abuse increases with insecurity and pressure. Punishment against these men can act as a necessary deterrent but is not a cure.

Missing marhaba 21 April 2014, 10:13

You're right. We also need education. But we still need to legislate against such behaviour.

Thumb jabal10452 21 April 2014, 00:20

Any man who hits a woman for any reason has no cojones. Period.

Missing ssnp4life 21 April 2014, 00:29

Poor woman ,any man who his a woman is nothing but a coward .

Missing ssnp4life 21 April 2014, 00:29

I meant hits..

Missing VINCENT 21 April 2014, 02:14

Where are her father and/or brothers?

Missing coolmec 21 April 2014, 10:41

Shame on her husband not only he beat her but left her on the street all beaten up and bleeding. it took several hours for passers by to help her?? wow
her husband should be arrested eventhough she is not filing a complaint against him most likely by fear or she has nowhere to go
Poor Lady

Thumb Maxx 21 April 2014, 10:49

Just because Mrs. Batoul doesn't file a lawsuit against her aggressor-husband doesn't mean that the police is absolved of the responsibility of arresting and trying this criminal for battery.

Missing coolmec 21 April 2014, 11:35

question for you
is there any such thing as a restraining order in Lebanon? if so is it usually applied or...?

Thumb FlameCatcher 22 April 2014, 15:55

Flamethrower believes women's role is to stay at home and take care of children. They should not be allowed to work and they should remain beautiful and (shut up) vote !

I'm not sure what his position is on beating women up but I'm pretty sure his position just like his political ones are dark dark dark ! You see, his kind have not evolved since the stone age... the same kind who believe Nasrallah is a divine prophet and that Hezbollah is the salvation of Lebanon !

The same people who believe the state is capable of handling our infrastructure and that digging for OIL is the solution to Lebanon's problems !

Missing coolmec 21 April 2014, 13:12

no wonder she did not file a complaint. Poor lady

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 21 April 2014, 18:53

lock the S.O.B up and throw away the keys, make an example out of him.

Default-user-icon M84 (Guest) 23 April 2014, 11:19

It is very important than men in Lebanon stand against violence affecting women. Protection of citizens whether male or female is the responsibility of the State and the police and they have to be more proactive about it. Protection is a civil right that should not be ruled by religion. An amendment of the law that has been just passed by the Lebanese parliament is a MUST