Man attacks and injures nurse for wearing shorts
TURKISH police detained an assailant on charges of kicking and injuring a young woman for wearing shorts on an Istanbul bus.
Shouting “those wearing shorts must die”, the suspect attacked the woman, who works as a nurse, kicking her in the face, reports said.
He later told police he had been angered by her clothing. “The shorts she was wearing were not appropriate. That’s why I was angry and behaved so,” he was quoted as saying.
Later on September 18, however, a Turkish court released the 35-year-old suspect after it decided that no crime had been committed.
Many feminists in Turkey have expressed growing concern over the extent of violence against women, with hundreds killed every year, often by their husbands. –