25 May 2011

Moroccan man on trial for 'total control' of his wife

A MUSLIM woman has reported her husband for forcing her to wear a veil in public in a landmark case which could encourage more oppressed Arab women to fight back.

The Moroccan national, who lives in La Seu d'Urgell (Lleida) says her husband forced her to cover her face in public, and forbade her from speaking Spanish to anyone or looking them directly in the face.

She says she has also suffered violence and threats. [thinkSPAIN] Read more [via Islam in Europe]