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Manager cleared of assaulting his wife in Dubai

mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 9, 2020 | Last updated on September 9, 2020 at 02.43 pm

The woman alleged that her husband grabbed her hand and slammed it against the wall.

An expat has been cleared by the Dubai Court of First Instance of the charge of beating his wife and causing her a permanent injury.

During the Dubai public prosecution investigation, the wife, a 42-year-old Greek, recounted how her husband, a 34-year-old European manager, beat her up and cursed her. "It happened at our house. He also took my mobile phone and filmed me. I think he wanted to prove something against me."

She told him repeatedly to stop filming, but to no avail. The wife walked towards her husband in a bid to take her phone. "But he was fast to grab my hand and slam it against the wall. It got swollen," she recalled in front of the investigator. 

A medical report showed that the wife had to get treatment at a hospital and place a cast after she suffered a hand fracture the same day the incident took place - that is November 9 last year.

After the domestic incident, which was reported at Bur Dubai police station, the wife underwent check-ups several times before a final forensic report could be written to evaluate her health condition. The report said that apart from the bruises caused by the assault, the woman was left with a permanent right hand injury. 

The public prosecution has appealed the ruling.

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…


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