Saudi police arrested a 35-year-old local girl just a month after she was released and court officials said it was her choice as she refused to return to her father.
The girl, an assistant dentist, was first arrested because she left her father’s house and lived with her divorced mother, saying he had refused her marriage and that he had a big family from the second wife.
The problem began when a man came to the girl’s house and asked to marry her but the father rejected him. When she protested and said she would go to her mother, the father threatened to kill her if she leaves.
“But she carried out her threat and went to live with her mother…police later came and arrested her after her father reported her for disobedience,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sharq said in a report from the western Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city.
It said she was released after three months and handed over to her uncle but her father again insisted that she returns home.
“Police then gave her a choice either to return to her father or go back to prison…the girl chose prison,” the paper said, adding that relatives are trying to mediate a solution to the problem.