New Family Law for Sunni Women in Bahrain Not for Shiites

Posted: June 6, 2009 in Bahrain
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Unidentified Bahraini women
A new family law for Sunnis, which protects the rights of women in Shariah (Islamic) law courts, was approved by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, on May 27. Women’s activists have pledged to continue their fight for a just law for the Gulf Arab kingdom’s Shiites.

Source: IPS

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