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16 April 2024

Wife seeks divorce for more freedom

By Staff

A Saudi woman took her husband to court for a divorce to obtain more freedom but the judge was not convinced by her logic, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The woman told court in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah that her husband does not allow her to go out and that she is also embarrassed by his "appearance".

“She told the judge that her husband rarely allows her to go out since she married him more than 10 years ago. She said that she realised her plight when she went with him on a business trip abroad and she saw how the women there live,” 'Al Watan' daily said.

It said the judge rejected her plea and referred the couple to a social committee to tackle their marital problems.