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Marnie Pearce has been put in touch with Renuite International

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monkeytrousers Mon 01-Jun-09 19:53:30

A UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction.

www.reunite.org/

summerbird Mon 01-Jun-09 21:55:43

I hope she is successful, i will never forget how distressing that video was, i was sobbing. All the best to her.

Lilyloo Mon 01-Jun-09 21:57:17

I hope they can help

wannaBe Mon 01-Jun-09 22:04:18

Did you see there's another British woman on trial for adultery in Dubai atm?

although this one did actually have an affair

Now, obviously I don't agree with the laws on adultery, but if you lived in a country where they did exist and your partner cheated, you'd be tempted to bring the charge wouldn't you?

MollieO Mon 01-Jun-09 22:50:53

Difference in this latest case is both the husband and wife are British and living as ex-pats in Dubai. No cultural reason or understanding for the husband to report his wife other than pure vindictiveness. Not the same as the Pearce case at all imo.

monkeytrousers Tue 02-Jun-09 08:29:52

WannaBe, I think it's worrying that a western man has used the laws in this way. Just shows if the BNP did somehow get a foothold over here, we would all be facing Marnie Pearce's situation for falling in love with someone else.

I have to think that if you are married to a man who would do this to you, he can't be easy to live with anyway, which would make it much more likely that you be susceptible to falling in love with someone else.

All the more reason for us to kick up a stink about it here.

Two of the MP's I wrote to have had repiles from the Dubai consulate. I am drafting up a response. If anyone would like to use it as a template CAT me.

wannaBe Tue 02-Jun-09 10:36:15

But finding out one's partner is having an affair does strange things to people. And people get revenge in all sorts of ways. No I personally wouldn't do it but I would put money on there being mn'ers who, if adultery was illegal in this country (for men as well as women), would be tempted, and might even go through with pressing charges. Hell hath no fury and all that.

monkeytrousers Tue 02-Jun-09 11:20:59

It does, I totally agree. Which is why law should be based on rationality and justice rather than vengence.

Venting your angry emotions does not translate to the way law should be. Emotions are not invalid, but if people want justice, they are not the best references to law.

I bet there are MN'ers like that. But whay you are forgetting is that ther term 'adultery' is defined soley by the woman's marital status. So if adultery were illegal in this country (which would mean that we did not have a judicial system based on justice and rationality) it would be women who would suffer from it, not men.

It goes back to that good old 70's slogan. The personal is political - and long may it remain so!

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