Husband, wife trade charges in court

Wife says husband beats her while he accuses wife of sorcery

An Emirati man and his wife traded charges at court in Abu Dhabi on Monday as the woman sought divorce after more than 13 years of marriage.

The woman told court her husband has beaten her up, offended her and neglected his children all those years.

Her husband denied the charges and said his wife has forged a medical report to prove he had beaten her up. He also accused her of seeking advice from sorcerers to force him to divorce her, a charge she denied.

“The husband’s lawyer asked the judge to issue an order to have access to the woman’s telephone calls to numerous sorcerers in the UAE and other Arab countries,” Alkhaleej daily said, adding that hearings were adjourned.


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