Saudi Conference Seeks Clerical Ban on Domestic Violence

News article, posted 03.24.2010, from Saudi Arabia, in:
The Examiner

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah sponsored a conference on how to prevent domestic violence. One of the ideas that emerged from the three-day event was a call for the Board of Senior Ulema to issue a legal ruling, or fatwa, criminalizing domestic violence. Also suggested was the creation of a police department to deal with domestic abuse cases.