An Iranian immigrant who regularly raped his wife and beat his children is going back to jail after Ontario’s top court increased his sentence. The Court of Appeal said the lower court judge who originally sentenced the man to an 18-month term was wrong to assume that cultural differences were a factor. “Cultural norms that condone or tolerate conduct contrary to Canadian criminal law must not be considered a mitigating factor on sentencing,” the Appeal Court ruled. What can we do to avoid situations like this?
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