Malaysian couple jailed in Sweden for child abuse
Published on Mar 28, 2014 7:31 PM
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A Malaysian couple were jailed on Friday by a Stockholm court for assaulting their four children while on a work assignment to Sweden where corporal punishment is illegal.
Azizul Awalludin, 38, and his wife Shalwati Norshal, 46, were sentenced to 10 and 14 months respectively for beating their children - aged seven to 14 - over a three-year period with a bamboo stick, a clothes hanger and their hands.
"I have spoken to my client (Awalludin) and he is of course very disappointed - he denied the charges," defence lawyer Jonas Tamm told AFP.
The court rejected the defence's claim that the oldest child had made up the abuse.
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