Rania Al-Baz update, from the Gulf Daily News, with thanks to Twostellas, who notes that this is “another article that shows the terrible, biased laws of Islam. This woman had to pardon her husband who almost killed her in order to get custody of her children. And furthermore, it seems as if she was not able to divorce him, he had to divorce her.”
Newspapers said Rania Al Baz suffered 13 facial fractures after her husband Mohammed Al Fallatta repeatedly slammed her head against the floor during a domestic dispute. The papers published pictures of her battered face in April.
“The judge ordered him to divorce me,” Baz was quoted as saying.
“Except in extreme cases, judges prefer to hear the husband say that he divorces the wife rather than for judges to grant the divorce,” she added.
Fallatta served half of a six-month jail sentence and was released after Baz pardoned him and dropped claims for compensation in return for custody of their two children.