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.