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An Emirati Woman’s Ordeal to Seek Protection from Abuse

Expand © Hind Albolooki/Twitter Hind Albolooki fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after receiving threats from family members for wanting to divorce an abusive husband. "I am a mother of four children,” she said. “No mother would leave her children just like this. But I had to leave my kids. I had no other choice." Her decision to flee says much about the lack of protection available to women in the UAE. Hind sought asylum in North Macedonia, but authorities rejected her asylum claim. She is now trapped in an immigration detention center, begging not to be deported back to the UAE and instead…

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