Mother lost child to sharia law in Dubai

British mother: ‘I desperately want to be reunited with my son’

A British mother who lost custody of her son in Dubai will mark the two-year anniversary of the last time she saw him with a protest in London.

Afsana Lachaux says she is the victim of the Islamic legal system in the United Arab Emirates, which saw her ex-husband granted a divorce and awarded custody of their son Louis, now five, after their marriage ended acrimoniously.

Her former partner accused her of abducting the child when she failed to take him to a court-ordered access meeting. Ms Lachaux said she did not turn up because her husband had been abusive towards her and she was too scared. He denies the allegations.

  • AlexanderGalt

    She should have used Mohammad as her moral compass as that Ruthless Truth guy does in a witty post at:

  • Clear Thinker

    I generally dont care about most divorce issues, in this case I would tell folks to not marry foreign irregulars who maintain citizenship and residence in an objectionable nation. The Hague Treaty is nice, provided you are dealing with white people. Just remember we told you so about your husband, you just would not listen. Wash, rinse, repeat.

  • tom_billesley

    Brits abroad seem to think they still have a bubble of the British legal system around them. How quickly disillusion sets in.

  • BillyHW

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • truthdareisay

    Whew! first glance at pic.. thought it was Galit Solomon!

  • AmicusC

    who cares. oh sorry forgot this was a story about a woman being denied custody. gather round everyone now its something to care about.