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Bahrain: Battered Syrian wife moved to shelter amid new details of attack

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Zahraa Sobhy, whose battered face made headlines across Bahrain and the Gulf after being attacked by her ex-huband, has been moved to a safe shelter in the kingdom amid further new shocking details surrounding the domestic violence case.

The woman suffered several wounds and bruises for five days before being shifted by ambulance to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) on Saturday, as confirmed by sources close to the victim, reported Bahrain’s DT News.

Sobhy’s lawyer has commented on reports that she was married to a man identified as Adnan al-Alawi, 52, but had divorced him last June after ten years of marriage.

The lawyer said that Sobhy was still living at her ex-husband’s house according to a court order as a judge had granted her full custody of their five children.

“He was upset that she was living in the house and wanted to kill her to take control of it and marry a Bahraini-nation woman, whom he said was an employee and would be able to grant him a monthly income,” the lawyer said.

The victim’s lawyer said that her al-Alawi followed Sobhy to the ground floor of the house and punched her several times, grabbed her head and hit it against the wall violently. He then grabbed a piece of ceramic and broke it over her head, forcing her to fall down and bleed. The lawyer said that Sobhy’s daughter rushed to her mother’s rescue after seeing that attack. her. She then quoted her father saying “I got rid of her”.

Bahrain Northern Governorate Chief Prosecutor Mohammed Salah confirmed in a press statement to DT News issued on Monday that the Public Prosecution has initiated investigations into the case.

“A special team from the prosecution visited the victim at SMC, heard her testimony and examined her injuries with the assistance of a coroner. The attacker was interrogated in the presence of his lawyer and the prosecution ordered his detention while further investigations are continued. The defendant was accused of assault,” Salah added.