UAE: mother loses custody of children for changing religion

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The Ras Al Khaimah Personal Status Court of Appeal has stripped an expatriate mother of her children’s custody rights. The higher court said that the mother lost the custody of her children on the basis of the fact that she changed her religion and became a non-Muslim.

As per court records, the father filed a lawsuit against his wife at the Ras Al Khaimah Personal Status Court of First Instance. The man also asked the court to prevent his wife from travelling with their children abroad.

The lower court turned down the father’s request to remove the mother’s custody rights, but ordered her to move back into the house that her husband had provided for her and their children to stay in. Dissatisfied with the verdict, the father then approached the Ras Al Khaimah Personal Status Court of Appeal, which stripped his wife of the rights to custody of their children, and ordered them to be returned to their father’s care.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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