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Bahraini Man Stabs Daughter As She Waits For Bus To Work

Mon., Nov. 3, 1997

An 18-year-old Bahraini woman was repeatedly stabbed by her father, who objected to her holding a job, newspapers reported Sunday.

Samia Yousef’s father stabbed her at least 10 times Thursday as she was getting on a bus to go to work, according to the English-language Gulf Daily News. She remains hospitalized in stable condition, it said.

The father, who was not identified, was arrested later in East Riffa, 12 miles south of the capital, Manama, the Bahrain Tribune reported. It said Yousef’s father had threatened to kill her for having taken a job.

Many families in conservative Bahrain keep their women at home.

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