Funny way to save someone’s life

Fathers and daughters, Swansea and Jeddah.

A woman who claims her father has kept her locked up against her will in Saudi Arabia must be allowed to return to Britain, a UK judge has ruled.

Amina Al-Jeffery, 21, who was born and brought up in Swansea, was taken to Jeddah in 2012 by her father, Mohammed, who said he did it to “save her life”.

She says he did it because she kissed a guy.

The judge said the father had to let her return and pay her airfare – but he also said there was no way to compel him.

Mr Justice Holman added: “There are no conventions between Britain and Saudi Arabia. The courts in Saudi Arabia would not even recognise the basis of the claim, because it does not recognise dual nationality.”

Some more things Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognize: human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, secular law, international law…

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