Incidents of Yemeni wives’ killing of their husbands have sparked a state of anger, resentment, anxiety and fear on social media.
In this context, Taiz governorate witnessed on Saturday night a murder incident, in which one of the husbands was killed.
Activists circulated on their Facebook pages the incident of the killing of a young wife in the governorate of Taiz in the Al-Jahmalia area of her husband, Munif Ahmed Ali Qassem, who was an expatriate in one of the neighboring countries and returned to his death.
Yemeni women face difficult conditions
Activist Wahaj Al-Maqtari expressed his concern about the spread of killings, saying: “The matter really needs a study of this frightening and intrusive phenomenon, and the crimes are repeated within a short time and in different circumstances and in multiple regions.”
Activist Abdel Fattah Al-Warki agrees with him, who pointed out the importance of studying these cases through specialists in psychology and sociology.
Activist Jamal Al-Ghurab warned that the phenomenon of increasing murders of women against their husbands in Yemen, in this frightening way, would turn into a material for ridicule and humor, stressing that it is a dangerous phenomenon.
Commentators attributed the reasons for the spread of such incidents to the difficult conditions left by the war, the wrong mobilization faced by members of society, and the economic situation that exhausted the Yemeni people.
In their comments, they emphasized that they are rare and strange incidents, since the perpetrator is a woman at a young age.
An official in the Taiz Governorate Police General Department confirmed to the security media, regarding the killing of the young man, Munif Ahmed Ali Qassem, that a report was received on Saturday, June 25, from the victim’s wife about her husband killing himself while he was liquidating his weapon, an automatic type, which led to his death (according to His wife’s report) As soon as the report was received, the security services began their procedures, and a team of criminal evidence, investigations department, assault and murder department went to the crime scene, examined the body, collected the necessary information, and took the statements of his wife and cousin of the victim, who were present during the incident, as they tried to falsify the truth, dilute the case and try to photograph the incident It is the unintentional killing of the victim of himself during the liquidation of his weapon.
The security source explained that during the investigation procedures and through the minutes of gathering inferences, it became clear that the victim’s wife and his cousin were accused of killing the victim for reasons related to an illegal relationship between them, and they admitted this during the investigation, and after the security services reached a number of leads proving their involvement, and they were Detain them to complete the legal procedures in preparation for referring their file to the competent authority.
This incident comes less than two weeks after a wife in Taiz governorate killed her husband with several stab wounds on June 14, and admitted to killing her husband with several stab wounds to the neck and chest after a quarrel occurred between them inside the house. The victim’s husband was married to 3 women, and the perpetrator was the victim’s second wife.
The incident of the killing of this marriage came one day after one of the wives in the Dhamar governorate in the Al-Hada area killed her husband, dismembered him, and then burned him in an oven.
On this crime, the Criminal Court of First Instance in Dhamar, on Sunday, in its session headed by Judge Yasser Ahmed Abdo Al-Amdi, President of the Court, and in the presence of the President of the Court of Appeal, Judge Ibrahim Al-Zarraf, issued a death sentence for retribution and retribution by firing squad or beating with the sword on the aforementioned accused (MA), aged 30 years old.
In recent years, crimes of domestic violence have increased significantly in Yemen, and social workers attributed most of them to psychological and nervous pressures whose causes were many, and which are all traced back to the war that broke out in 2014.