The Lebanese ISF tweeted yesterday night that they arrested Mohammad al-Nhaily, the man who killed his wife after beating her repeatedly with a pressure cooker. Manal was beaten up in front of her two daughters, Tala and Sara and the husband tried to wrap the victim in a carpet to hide his crime, as reported by Manal’s brother.
It’s definitely good news that the husband got arrested, but the law does not protect Manal and all Lebanese women against domestic violence and he might be freed soon, like Roula Yaacoub’s husband was.
Domestic violence should no longer be tolerated in Lebanon. The Lebanese government is indirectly responsible for these women’s death as they have yet to issue a law that addresses domestic violence and protect wifes and kids from an abusive father.
Manal’s husband is a criminal and should be treated as such. It’s as simple as that.