Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Father of woman 'locked up' in Saudi Arabia must allow her to return to UK

From The Guardian:

A Saudi academic who allegedly imprisoned his 21-year-old daughter must allow her to return to the UK by 11 September, a high court judge has ruled.

Amina al-Jeffery – who grew up in Swansea and has dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality – says her father, Mohammed al-Jeffery, an academic, locked her up at his home in the Saudi city of Jeddah because she “kissed a guy”.

Lawyers representing Amina al-Jeffery had taken legal action and asked Mr Justice Holman to look at ways of helping her. The judge, who analysed the arguments at a public hearing in the family division of the high court in London in July, has ruled that she must be returned to the UK by 11 September.

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