Dubai: A young Saudi woman was freed after being held captive by her father for 9 months, thanks to the intervention of the Human Rights Commission (HRC), local media has said.
The young woman was transferred to a shelter home where she is under rehabilitation to regain her physical and mental health under the close follow-up and monitoring of concerned authorities.
Special teams from HRC followed up on the case of the young woman who had been subjected to physical and psychological persecution by her father who confined her in a room of their house. The HRC’s intervention came after the plight of the young woman came to light through social media platforms.
The HRC teams, in coordination with the social protection agencies and security agencies, have immediately taken action to end the suffering of the woman after verifying information shared on social media.
It was found that the woman had been subjected to physical and psychological torture by her father, who had her locked up in a room for almost nine months. It was also revealed that the woman was subjected to inhumane treatment.