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Some 1,400 women beaten to death by partners in U.S.
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13:39, March 13, 2008

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About 1,400 women are beaten to death every year by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States, according to a report on the human rights record of the U.S. issued here on Thursday.

"American women are victims of domestic violence. Women are ten times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate," says the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2007, released by the Information Office of the State Council of China.

Statistics show that 37 percent of the women in the United States received emergency medical treatments because of domestic violence for at least once; 30 percent of pregnant women suffer attacks from their partners; 50 percent of American men frequently attack their women and children; 74 percent of career women suffer violence from their colleagues.

According to a report by the Associated Press, domestic violence in the United States is spreading to workplaces. Yvette Cade was set on fire by her estranged husband at her job in October 2005. She suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body.

"I've lost parts of my ears and my chin was actually melted," she said.

The report said the dramatic testimony was cited by lawmakers as an example of the scope of domestic violence.

It is estimated that two to four million women are battered each year in the United States.

Source: Xinhua

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