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Saudi court to look into alleged apostasy case

Family claims woman was smuggled out of the country

  • Gulf News Report
  • Published: 12:13 July 26, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: A Saudi court is expected to look into an unprecedented case of a foreigner converting a local Muslim woman to Christianity.

According to Sabq news website, the court in Al Khobar in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia will review the case submitted by the public prosecutor after a man filed a suit against a Saudi and a Lebanese for their alleged role in converting his daughter to Christianity and smuggling her out of the country. She is now reportedly living in a church in Lebanon. The woman, 28, was working in a company in Al Khobar where the two men were also employed. Sabq said that the investigation has concluded that the role of the Saudi national was to assist in smuggling the woman out of the country. Both defendants have been freed on bail pending the trial and the Lebanese has been reportedly barred from leaving the country.

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