A South African mother whose son and future daughter-in-law were incarcerated for more than five weeks in the United Arab Emirates is relieved that their ordeal is finally over.
Emlyn Culverwell, 29, from the Eastern Cape and his Ukrainian fiancée, Iryna Nohai, 27, were released on Wednesday from Al Wathba prison in Abu Dhabi. They were jailed for contravening UAE laws that prohibit having sex outside marriage. Iryna is three months pregnant.
The couple were charged under zina law that forbids sex outside marriage.
Speaking from her Port Alfred home in the Eastern Cape, Emlyn’s mother Linda Culverwell, said she was happy that …read more
Source: African news network 7