Cairo (Reuters) - A court in Cairo today rejected the petition filed by an Islamic fundamentalist lawyer who had asked the court that the irrepressible standard bearer of the women's movement, Nawal Saadawi, be divorced from her Muslim husband as she had abandoned Islamic beliefs. The court said that an individual cannot petition to dissolve someone else's marriage. The court added that such a petition could only be filed by a government prosecutor. The lawyer,
Nabeel Wahsh, asserted that 70-year old Saadawi has said that Haj is something from before Islam
and that she wants gender equality in the laws of inheritance. Saadawi's lawyer had said in the
court during its proceedings that the newspapers had quoted his client out of context.
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