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Why late king Abdullah held Daughters Hostage



Sahar, Maha, Hala and Jawaher Al Saud are daughters of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, they have been kept hostage and maltreated in their own father’s palace for more than twelve years now. Their father, the late king Abdullah, forbade them getting married and confined them, against their will, in separate dark and suffocating quarters at his palace.
Their problem started when the sisters openly spoke in opposition to women being illegally detained and placed in mental wards. Besides that, their mother had fallen out of favour with the king for bearing only female children. He had more than 30 wives.
“When it comes to the rights of women, Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human-rights records in the world. Women don’t have a say in raising their children. They can’t go to school, travel, open a bank account, conduct any kind of business or get medical treatment — especially gynecological surgery — without male permission.
In public, everything except the eyes and the hands must be covered, and the slightest infraction can result in a death sentence.” The New York Post

In a rare and secret conversation with The New York Post, they said they were constantly threatened by their father and have been told that death is the only way out.
They said their father told them, “that after his death, our brothers would continue to detain us and abuse.”
So, now I wonder what would be the fate of the sisters now that their father is dead. Will their brothers continue his vendetta or go against his wish? Whatever happens, I wish the women come out of this victorious.

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