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A Palestinian man was found not guilty because according to the judge he did not know it was wrong to force his wife to have sex.


A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behaviour was criminal.

The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported.

The man, from Gaza, was part of an arranged marriage with his wife, a Palestinian who grew up in Kuwait.


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