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March 21, 2007

French Morrocan Tears Out Wife's Eyes After She Refuses Sex

I expect the internet's "feminists" to be all over this.

A MAN who ripped out his wife's eyes in a fit of rage was sentenced by a French court to 30 years behind bars today.

Mohamed Hadfi, 31, tore out his 23-year-old wife Samira Bari's eyes following a heated argument in their apartment in the southern French city of Nimes in July 2003 after she refused to have sex with him.

Ms Bari, who had demanded a divorce before the attack, was permanently blinded.

The prosecutor asked that he serve at least 20 years of that 30 year term. Which still seems a light sentence, doesn't it?

And then comes his lawyer:

"This is the result of a marriage that was arranged, not chosen," he said, pointing to the gulf separating his client, who came from southern Morocco, and his young wife, who had grown up in France.

Mr Cabanes begged the jury for leniency, claiming his client's action "appeared to stem from a mental illness."

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Thanks to dri.


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