A man was allowed to stay in the country after he beat his wife with a hammer because she forgot to cook him dinner.
Mohsin Akram beat his wife while he was drunk, smashing her with two hammers while shouting, “you’ve had your chance to be a good wife.” She begged him to stop, saying that he was hurting her.
Akron reportedly met his wife on Facebook and married her to get a visa, then treated her like a prisoner in their home.
“We met on Facebook and the first time we saw each other was in August 2013, we used to keep our relationship on Skype before we met,” Mariam Hussain said of her relationship with her husband.
“At the time his appeal was still in progress, his asylum status had not been granted. His higher tribunal hearing for his appeal, because he’s under social services, was separate. By November 2014 he started discussing it with me and he started pressuring me to enter into a civil partnership, ready for this tribunal. After we got married in February 2015, that’s when the real abusive relationship started. In May 2015 his tribunal came, I went there and helped him with it. He presented me as his wife and that he had been in a general relationship with me since 2013, so it looked good as well.”
Hussain told the court that she sustained bruises all over her body from the attack before she finally manage to escape and call for help.
“The prosecution say he was expecting her to have made him food. That was the genesis for the argument that ensued,” prosecutor Stephen Donaghue said.
“The prosecution say he completely lost his temper and started to talk about teaching her a lesson, how to be a good wife. He then picked up one of the hammers and began hitting her, she put her arms above her head to protect herself. The prosecution say that she was pleading with him to stop, telling him that he was hurting her. He said ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife.'”
Judge Tom Crowther ultimately decided not to deport Akram back to Pakistan – which Hussain spoke of following the sentencing.
“The judge could have said he is to be deported but didn’t. There are so many reasons why he should be deported,” she said. “He is an asylum seeker but actually went out of the country last year. He has the stamps on his passport, how can they let an asylum go there, come back and continue life as normal.”
Many readers expressed outrage at the fact that Akram wasn’t deported.
“I don’t understand what is happening in this world today. When, ever in your life time, did you hear of a judicial body allowing this behavior and adopting them into UK culture?” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“Fix your own damn dinner you SOB ! And for every woman who wants to marry one of these inhuman pos you had better wake up ! You will only be his excuse for beatings and even death ! They don’t marry for love but for control !! You are only a peice of meat to them,” another added.
Sources: Daily Mail, Mad World News/Facebook / Photo credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security) via Wikimedia Commons, Daily Mail