During the Monday legislative session, the Lebanese Parliament passed a modified law that further protects women and household members from domestic abuse.
The legislation was passed despite MP Ibrahim Mousawi’s request to have it referred to the parliamentary joint committees.
Mousawi, who represents Hezbollah in the Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, was quoted by local media as saying that the modified law “gets into family issues that are governed by religious courts,” noting that some of its terms may be subject to appeal by religious figures.
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