FIRST she was tortured by her former fiancé in front of her children, now a British woman is being forced to write to him in prison, or risk being thrown in jail herself.
Natalie Allman, 29, of Britain's Herefordshire was beaten and her throat slashed by Jason Hughes during seven-hour ordeal of abuse.
The Daily Mail reports he apparently wanted to make her "ugly" after she tried to end their relationship.
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Hughes was jailed for nine years in 2012 after the attack.
Now Ms Allman is being ordered to give Hughes regular written updates on their twin sons after he took legal action from his prison cell.
"We are the victims, not him," she told the Daily Mail.
"I thought he was going to kill me that night for no reason and my boys say that. They were terrified."
The attack followed Ms Allman telling Hughes in 2011 that their life together was over, and she was seeing someone new.
Hughes flew into a rage so violent, that Ms Allman required cosmetic surgery on her throat.
He had been trained to use bayonets and knives in the Army.
Through legal proceedings from court, Hughes has applied for a "residence and contact order" which demands six letters a year plus phone calls.
Ms Allman fought the claim, but must now send three letters a year.
Ms Allman was furious.
"I could end up being split from my children and sent to prison when he was the one who attacked me," she said.
"I'm the one being treated like a criminal".
Hughes has also earned the right to send his former family one letter per year, plus cards for birthdays or Christmas.