A new shocking video shows a university student in Istanbul being verbally lashed before assaulted by a Muslim man on a public bus – all because she was wearing short shorts.
The victim, Melisa Sağlam, says the man asked her “Are you not ashamed to dress this way during Ramadan?” before he got violent.
However the suspect, Ercan Kızıltaş claims he was “provoked” by the woman and had to defend himself.
According to The Daily Wire, Kızıltaş was investigated and ready to be set for release from police authorities over the assault, but was only detained after it became apparent the man had a "tax offense" conviction.
He will spend no time in prison for the assault that was caught on camera, but will be spending three years and seven months in jail for tax crimes.
The victim says that since the assault she has been unable to get on public transportation or go anywhere without the protection of her mother.