Saudi man who set wife on fire sentenced to flogging and jail time

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A 40-year-old Saudi man who tied his wife up and set her on fire has been sentenced to just 19 months in prison and a flogging. The man enlisted a friend to help him tie up his wife with a chain, cover her in gasoline and set her on fire.

The woman, who survived the burning but sustained significant injuries, has condemned the light sentence. To date, the woman has undergone surgeries to treat her injuries amounting to more than $100,000.

The wife said she wants her husband and his friend to be re-tried for attempted murder. Saudis took to social media, describing the sentence as a miscarriage of justice. “The judge is a man and probably believes it is okay to discipline a woman by burning,” wrote Muna al-Khayal.

Source Credit: 9 News
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