Under Islamic law, Muslim men can have four wives at the same time and such an edict has given rise to polygamy in the oil-rich Gulf.
Canada immigration confusion: Multiple wife visa requests by Saudi men
Embassy asks for government clarification on giving visas to more than one wife
Published Monday, October 15, 2012
The Canadian embassy in Saudi Arabia says it has found itself in an awkward situation after it was flooded by applications from Saudi men seeking visas to visit the western country along with more than a wife. The embassy says while polygamy is permitted in Saudi Arabia, it is a punishable crime in Canada.
“The Canadian embassy in Riyadh said it has sent a letter to its government asking for clarification regarding visa for Saudi men having more than a wife,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sabq said on Monday. Continue reading
Fijian Jotika Ashni Reddy is on trial for immigration fraud and bigamy told the court that she married her three husbands with sincere intentions and thought she was divorced before marrying for the second and third times.
Lawyer For Fijian-Canadian Woman Charged With Immigration Fraud Says She Was Victim Of Immigration Consultant
Saturday, April 7, 2012SURREY – The lawyer for the former Surrey-based Fijian-Canadian woman charged with immigration fraud for marrying multiple husbands said she was the victim of a trusting friend and an immigration consultant. Jotika Ashni Reddy is on trial for immigration fraud and bigamy told the court that she married her three husbands with sincere intentions and thought she was divorced before marrying for the second and third times.
Her lawyer presented Reddy, 33, as a naive, trusting woman with dyslexia who was taken advantage by a friend and an immigration consultant. “She is the biggest victim in this case,” lawyer Danny Markovitz told the 12-person jury.
Reddy, who was born in Fiji and moved to Canada in 1990, married her first husband, Renbinder Kandola, in April 1997, at age 18, after dating him for two years, reported the Province newspaper. Continue reading