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The Independent: British Mother Jailed in Bahrain "After Husband Accused her of Adultery"

2017-01-10 - 8:36 p

Bahrain Mirror: UK's The Independent reported that "A British mother [Hannah James] was jailed in Bahrain after her husband accused her of adultery, her family has claimed."

Hannah James was imprisoned for a month after she tried to leave the country to escape her husband, Jassim Alhaddar, who she accused of being abusive.

According to her family, Mr Alhaddar, with whom she has a son, burned her passport and told police she had been having an affair - a criminal act under Sharia law.

The British daily added that James has since been released but is being detained in the country 'for legal reasons', according to her mother.

Alhaddar denied burning her passport, yet admitted to hitting her.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told The Independent: "We are providing support to a British woman following her arrest in Bahrain. We remain in contact with both her family and with the Bahraini authorities."

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