According to Vulliamy, her story has "fundamentally challenged the culture of silence" in Saudi Arabia "over violence against women"
When photographs of her "bruised and swollen face" were published, they "sent shockwaves through her country and around the world", according to journalist In 2001 [Al-Baz] created a stir by being the first female announcer on Saudi television, a pioneer in a country where zealots continue to believe that no circumstances justify a woman showing her face in public

رانيا الباز: إشراقة جديدة في حياتي

Al-Baz wrote a book about her ordeal, Disfigured: A Saudi Woman's Story of Triumph Over Violence.

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When she woke up and started moaning, he dropped her off at a private hospital
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قضيه رانيا الباز التي شوهت الفتاة السعوديه
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Disfigured: A Saudi Woman's Story of Triumph Over Violence com May 12, 2004 accessed 2014-10-15• Baz divorced her husband and won custody of her children
Her husband was ordered by a court to divorce According to Al-Baz, her husband beat her after she answered the phone without his permission

ستة أشهر سجن و300 جلدة لزوج المذيعة رانيا الباز

Akeel, Maha 31 May 2004.

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ستة أشهر سجن و300 جلدة لزوج المذيعة رانيا الباز
Her husband was sentenced to six months in jail and 300 lashes, but was reduced by half "after Baz publicly pardoned him and waived a compensation suit"
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He told her she was going to die, and after beating her and slamming her face repeatedly against the marble floor, put her body in the trunk of his car
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According to Thomas Lippman, passage of the law was provoked by her beating and the photos of it that "forced into the arena of public discussion a subject that had long been kept quiet"