By Jessie Yeung, CNN
(CNN)An Australian man who punched and stomped on a pregnant Muslim woman has been sentenced to three years in prison. Rana Elasmar, a mother of four, was 38 weeks pregnant when the attack took place last November, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.
She was sitting in a Sydney cafe, wearing a hijab, when Stipe Lozina approached her table. After briefly speaking to her, Lozina punched Elasmar several times and stomped on her head when she fell to the ground. Elasmar’s friends and other patrons leapt from their seats to restrain him. Lozina allegedly made a racist remark before the unprovoked attack, according to Nine News.
Elasmar told Nine News that she had been focused on protecting her unborn baby.