65 husbands jailed for violating court orders in Saudi Arabia

Courts in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have sentenced more than 65 men to prison terms ranging from two days to three months for their refusal to implement court rulings in favour of their former wives, the ministry of justice said.

Riyadh: Courts in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have sentenced more than 65 men to prison terms ranging from two days to three months for their refusal to implement court rulings in favour of their former wives, the ministry of justice said.

The rulings said that the men either refused to pay alimony or prevented children from visiting their mothers, the Arab News reported citing the ministry Saturday.

Some men were jailed for delay in applying for official documents for their sons and daughters in accordance with the law, it said.

The ministry said it would not tolerate lack of implementation of judicial rulings and would send to prison anybody who refuses to implement them.

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