WOMAN ‘IMPRISONED’  BY FATHER IN SAUDI ARABIA’ STILL WAITING TO TALK TO LAWYER


woman who complained that she had been imprisoned by her father in Jeddah is still waiting to discuss her plight face-to-face with a lawyer, a High Court judge has been told.
Mr Justice Holman analysed Amina Al-Jeffery’s case at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London during the summer of 2016.
Miss Al-Jeffery – who grew up in Swansea and has dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality – complained her father Mohammed Al-Jeffery had locked her up in his flat because she had ”kissed a guy”.
Her father, a Saudi academic, disputed her allegations and said he was trying to protect her.
Mr Justice Holman concluded that Miss Al-Jeffery’s freedom of movement had been severely constrained.
He ordered Mr Al-Jeffery to ”permit and facilitate” Miss Al-Jeffery’s return to England or Wales.
But Miss Al-Jeffery, who is in her early 20s, has not returned.
Miss Al-Jeffery’s solicitor, Anne-Marie Hutchinson, is now trying to arrange a meeting in Saudi Arabia.
But Mr Justice Holman has been told that Ms Hutchinson has yet to be granted a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.
The judge revealed detail of Ms Hutchinson’s travel difficulties in a statement released on Thursday.

He had been scheduled to analyse developments in the case at a hearing on February 13.
Lawyers say another hearing has been scheduled for April 5.

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