Exclusive: Two Saudi Sisters On Run From The Kingdom Authorities – And Their Father Who They Say Is An Abuser

‘If my father caught me he would kill me’. Our report on the Saudi sisters fleeing abuse and the guardianship laws that deny women rights and safety.

Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News’ International Editor

Two sisters, who say they suffered years of abuse at the hands of their own father, have become the latest Saudi women to flee the Kingdom.

Draconian guardianship laws mean every Saudi woman is assigned a male guardian, usually a father or husband, whose permission is needed to marry, travel and even play sports.

Women, throughout their lives, are always treated as minors.

Dua and Dalal say they fear being “disappeared” if their father tracks them down.

Lindsey Hilsum went to Istanbul to speak to the sisters for this exclusive report.

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