Pres­i­dent re­jects pro­posal to ban do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - WORLD -

The au­thor­i­tar­ian pres­i­dent of Be­larus has re­jected a prospec­tive law against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence as West­ern “non­sense,” say­ing that phys­i­cal pun­ish­ment could be “use­ful” in rais­ing chil­dren.

Pres­i­dent Alexan­der Lukashenko said a draft bill crim­i­nal­iz­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence needs more work. He told jour­nal­ists Fri­day that he is per­son­ally against the phys­i­cal pun­ish­ment of chil­dren but added that a “good belt­ing could some­times be use­ful for a kid.”

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