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According to the article, the uncle had had an affair with the man's wife and he killed the uncle to "uphold his honour" (notes that some incidents of domestic violence can be prosecuted as "assault without intent to kill," which is punishable by 10 years' imprisonment if death occurs, 7 years' imprisonment for causing a permanent disability and 1 year imprisonment for causing a temporary disability ().
Freedom House reports that rape victims are reluctant to go to the police for fear that they will be charged with adultery, suffer social stigma or be disowned by their families (Freedom House 2009).