Swansea woman ‘locked up’ by father
A Swansea woman has been imprisoned by her father in a house in Saudi Arabia for four years, a court has been told.
Amina Al-Jeffery, 21, who has dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality, claims her father Mohammed Al-Jeffery locked her up after she “kissed a guy”.
She has described “metal bars” on her bedroom and being a “locked-up girl with a shaved head”, her lawyers said.
They are asking the High Court in London to come to her aid. Her father disputes his daughter’s allegations.
Ms Al-Jeffery was taken to Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, by her family four years ago, Mr Justice Holman was told.
Barristers representing her said it had been difficult to receive instructions from her - but she had spoken to a member of staff at the British Consulate in Jeddah.