Friday, June 03, 2005

THERE ARE NOT too many reasons to praise Zapatero, but I must give credit where credit is due:
Spain granted exile to a battered wife on the grounds that married women suffered discrimination in her own country, acknowledging domestic abuse as a reason for asylum for the first time, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry did not reveal the nationality of the 38-year-old mother of two, but said she was suffering psychological trauma after serious and continued abuse and did not have any legal or social protection in her home country.
What Reuters doesn't say is that the woman comes from a country in the Middle East (link in Spanish); the Spanish government, though, has refused to disclose from which specific one.

UPDATE. More information in English here.

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