Over 500,000 Saudis beaten by wives

Most of Saudi male complainants will not go to court. (Pic: Sabq)

More than half a million Saudi men have revealed that they are systematically beaten up by their wives, but most of them will not resort to court.

The complaints by the husbands were revealed by the Riyadh-based Waei Centre for Social Advice, which said it received six new complaints on Monday.

“We have received more than 557,000 complaints by Saudi men who are beaten up by their wives and needed advice,” the centre’s manager Sheikh Adel Al Mutawa said.

“Most of them do not want their names to be known and want to keep the issue as a secret. They just do not want to take their wives to court to avert embarrassment,” he told the Saudi Arabic language daily ‘Sabq’.

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