Posts Tagged ‘Tribal’

Permission

October 19, 2010

A court in Saudi Arabia refused permission to a 43 year old lady doctor to marry her colleague, because her parents opposition.

The woman had sought the court’s help to marry a doctor in the hospital where she worked, saying her father and brothers were against the union because of tribal incompatibility. Her lawyer said the judge had blinded himself to the woman’s plight and wishes while he cited passages from the Qur’an to back his own judgment.

But the judge accused her of being disobedient to her father and ordered her to return home. She has been living in a women’s shelter for two years, and says she faces abuse from her father at his home.

“I have been prevented from marrying for 10 years now, and my case has been in the Medina court for five years, I will turn 43 in a few months. I don’t have many years left to build a family and have children.”

But that is life in a tribal society.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article164010.ece

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