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The Yemeni Interior Ministry said in a report that some 50 women in the country were arrested last year on murder charges with most of them accused of killing their husbands.

MOSCOW, January 9 (RIA Novosti) - The Yemeni Interior Ministry said in a report that some 50 women in the country were arrested last year on murder charges with most of them accused of killing their husbands, Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday.

The arrested women were aged between 25 and 50 years and, according to the ministry’s report, the main reasons for their crimes were inequality, domestic violence and “emotional motives.”

Al Arabiya cited Dr. Mujib Abdul Bari, a specialist in psychiatric and neurological disorders, as saying that daily abuse by males puts a woman is a desperate position and under such conditions women “forget their femininity and resort to killing their spouse.”

The ministry’s report said, however, that in 2012 the number of women in Yemen, who became victims of attempted murder, was nearly the double of females accused of killings.

 

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