A Saudi man locked up his wife at home to prevent her from going to court to ask for a divorce because of his mistreatment of her.
The woman said she phoned the police and asked them to rescue her but they refused on the grounds it is a family problem.
Sharq newspaper quoted the wife as saying her husband had divorced her twice before and that he had beaten her and their four children many times.
She decided to divorce him and the judge set a date for the divorce case. On that day, her husband locked her up to prevent her from going to court.
Source: Emirates 24/7