31-Year-Old Mother In Turkey Arrested For Stabbing Her Husband To Death After Repeatedly Beating And Raping, Is now Released .

31-Year-Old Mother In Turkey Arrested For Stabbing Her Husband To Death After Repeatedly Beating And Raping Her Is Released


There has been an unexpected move by a court in Turkey, which has released a Turkish woman who murdered her husband after he viscously assaulted and tortured her. Activist groups had said that the murder charge brought against the woman was indicative of the way the Turkish state, and much of Turkish society, treat women and girls.

Melek Ipek, who is 31, was handcuffed and repeatedly raped by her husband. She was viscously beaten and tortured and was then left with her two children while her husband left home. When he returned, there was another altercation and Ms. Ipek stabbed her husband to death. She was then arrested and was going to be placed on trial for murder. If she had been convicted. she could have faced an entire life behind bars.

Women’s rights groups and Ipek’s supporters had said the act was in self-defence and that she should have been given treatment and a psychiatric evaluation after she was detained. They believe that this would have shown her to be a victim as oppose to a perpetrator. An image of the battered and bruised Ms. Ipek was widely circulated online in support of her cause.

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