Iranian TV Host Suggests Wives Put Up With Decades Of Beatings


Iranian state television has sparked widespread outrage for airing an interview which suggested it was possible to forgive a husband for two decades of beatings.

The TV outlet broadcast an interview with a self-described abusive husband, his wife and two of their young daughters.

According to Radio Free Europe, the husband said the family had managed to stay together despite two decades of beatings and 27 attempts by his wife to divorce him.

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The TV show, which is called Formula One, has been accused of normalising violence against women and encouraging victims to stay with abusive partners.

It attempts to demonstrate that abusive husbands can reform themselves and women forgive them, sparking fierce criticism from politicians and members of the public.

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