Republic v. Elvan S/O Cyprian Luvindu

The accused physically assaulted his romantic partner, with whom he lived, and drunkenly hit and kicked her to death. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but asked for sentencing leniency on the grounds that he was in remand for four years, served part of his sentence, and had dependents. The Court emphasized that this offence was committed “in the course of domestic violence” and made note of the Republic’s commitment to CEDAW and the eradication of violence against women. The accused was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.




High Court

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