In Virginia, this conduct would be grounds for divorce based on cruelty; and it would also be a crime.
It is unclear from the article if the “judicial inquiry” is civil or criminal.
I wonder if the victim in Egypt can escape her marriage.
Her husband allegedly gave her a glass of drugged orange juice and said they were going out to see relatives. The woman said she passed out en route and woke up in a private hospital in the up-market Cairo district of Heliopolis.
He explained her scars by saying she had been operated on after they had an accident, but a few days later Banna started feeling weak and tests revealed she was missing a kidney.
Her husband is accused of selling the kidney on Egypt’s thriving black market for human organs for 15,000 Egyptian pounds (2,730 dollars, 1,850 euros).
© 2008 AFP