Prosecutors demand 7 years’ imprisonment for ex-husband, 9 years for wife

March 29, 2012, Thursday/ 16:51:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

A prosecutor has demanded a seven-year prison sentence for an abusive ex-husband and nine years for his beaten ex-wife, who bit her ex-husband's hand while he was hitting her, in Ankara.

The Habertürk daily reported on Thursday that both of the ex-spouses filed complaints against each other with the Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office on charges of violence. The prosecutors demanded seven years for Oğuz Berksun, who is a professor at Ankara University, and nine years for psychiatrist, Elif Usal.

Usal, who spoke to the daily, said they divorced a month ago. “On the day when the incident occurred, I went to our house to find my ex-husband. His mother and sister were packing up my belongings. I tried to stop them from doing this, but my ex-husband started choking me. In order to escape I bit his hand. After managing to escape, I called the police,” Usal stated.

Berksun denies his ex-wife's claims and says that in actual fact his ex-wife committed violence against him.

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