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Follow Up on Honor Killing Prevented

This is from today’s Arab Times, and is a follow up to Saved By a Scream.

Bail in honour killing
Kuwait : Citing lack of evidence the Public Prosecution has released on KD 200 bail each the two people who had been detained for interrogation for allegedly attempting to kill their daughter in Saudi Arabia, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

The daily added the daughter will be referred to the Psychiatric Hospital.

Earlier it was reported the Saudi immigration officers manning the Al-Riqei border had foiled an attempt by an unidentified GCC family to kill their daughter to save their honor.

According to a security source the parents with their daughter and another sibling traveled to Salmi post and to prevent the ‘victim’ from screaming for help the family’s relative who allegedly works at the post hurried through the process of stamping the passports to help the family cross into Saudi Arabia as the family waited in their car.

When the girl reached the Saudi border post she screamed for help and told the immigration officers that her father planned to kill her.

The family was temporarily detained at the post until the Saudi authorities contacted the authorities in Kuwait. After the family was returned to Kuwait under guard, the relative who helped them at the Salmi post was arrested and detained for interrogation.

The girl was reportedly involved in an affair with an unidentified youth inside an apartment in Salmiya and became pregnant.

Maybe the psychiatric hospital is the only place where she can be safely held against attack from her family?

June 6, 2008 Posted by | Community, Crime, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Law and Order, Living Conditions, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Political Issues, Social Issues, Women's Issues | | 8 Comments

Reward to Find Runaway Groom

AdventureMan read this aloud to me from the Doha Peninsula News. I can’t help it, we both laughed our heads off:

Raipur: A poor villager of Chhattisgarh has announced a cash reward for anyone providing any information about his son who is missing since April 21, minutes after he was married to a girl against his wishes. Though police had registered a case of “missing” and still looking for the runaway groom, the family members of the bride, as well as the groom strongly believe that the groom was “carried away” by ghosts or some evil forces.

Brijlal, a poor farmer, or village Bhurkuni of Dhamtari district has appealed through local newspapers here Wednesday that he would offer Rs. 20,000 in cash to anyone who provides information about his son.

Good luck there, and hope the ghosts and evil spirits return him soon!

June 6, 2008 Posted by | Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Living Conditions, Marriage, Mating Behavior | 4 Comments

Wacky Weather

Today, as I am checking the blog, I see that the Weather Underground sticker I have shows the weather in Kuwait as being 39°F / 4°C . . . .

I am guessing it is around 107°F . . . but sometimes these statistics go a little whacky.

June 6, 2008 Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Statistics, Weather | Leave a comment