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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 16 April 2004

The gentle face of Saudi Arabian home life

Not. Rania al-Baz is recovering in hospital. She says her husband Mohammed al-Fallatta, beat her so hard earlier this week that he broke her nose and fractured her face in 13 places. According to this BBC report, police are looking for Mr Fallatta, an unemployed singer. It seems Reuters news agency says he faces charges of attempted murder. Unfortunately violent domestic incidents happen in many countries - no country is immune. Saudi Arabia is of course notable because of the strictly segregated roles it assigns to men and women.

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