EGYPT: Muslim Father tries to drown daughter because she divorced her abusive husband

An Egyptian man and other members of his family tied his daughter up and dumped her in the Nile after she was divorced from her elderly husband.

EMIRATES  The girl had first refused to marry that man but then yielded to family pressure and wedded him, newspapers said in a report from Cairo. A few months later, her life turned into a hell because of persistent disputes and maltreatment by her aging husband, they said.

As a result, the woman was divorced and she returned to her family, who decided to pressure her again to return to her husband. When she refused, they tied her up and dumped her in the Nile. But she was rescued in the last moment by fishermen who happened to be in the area.

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