According to Daily Mail, a 26-year old British mother, Hannah James, was jailed in Bahrain after her Muslim husband accused her of cheating. The country is under strict Sharia law.
According to James’s family, Hannah James was attempting to flee from her husband, when he retaliated by accusing her of cheating on him.
Daily Mail reports that the 30-year-old husband, Jassim Alhaddar, admitted to hitting James but says he used “self-defense” as his reason for doing so. The family has now released photos of what he did to her.
When asked about the deep bruising on James’s face and body, Alhaddar told Mirror Online, “She has white skin, so when I go to grab her by her hand there will be bruises for her. Her skin color, the bruises appear for her really easily.”
According to Daily Mail, James’s mother said her daughter had threatened to leave Alhaddar in December, and that this is when he accused her of cheating on him. The mother also said Alhaddar had burned her daughter’s passport to prevent her from leaving. James was released from prison after one month but is still unable to leave the country.
The couple has a four-year-old daughter. A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money to bring James home.
H/T: Daily Mail
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