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US mother Bethany Vierra refutes media claims she is trapped in Saudi Arabia, says her residency issues were resolved promptly

US mother Bethany Vierra refutes media claims she is trapped in Saudi Arabia, says her residency issues were resolved promptly

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An American lady irritated from her Saudi spouse has denied claims that she is caught in the Kingdom by Saudi guardianship laws. 

"This is my home," Bethany Vierra, 31, disclosed to Arab News. "I've buckled down in building a network, an organization here and a home for my little girl and me. I am digging in for the long haul in Saudi Arabia." 

Reports in some Western media recommended that Vierra was being compelled to stay in the Kingdom since her offended spouse had neglected to reestablish her residency. Indeed, as the mother of Zaina, 4 — a Saudi native — Vierra has a legitimate right of perpetual residency without a support. 

 

Not just that, she has no desire to leave. "I was never attempting to escape Saudi Arabia," she said. "I have committed my all consuming purpose to this nation and being a piece of its development, improvement, and vision for its future." 

A law issued in 2013 by then Crown Prince Salman receptacle Abdulaziz states that the non-Saudi mother of Saudi kids is to be allowed changeless habitation in the Kingdom without the requirement for a support. It included that the State will bear the expenses for her living arrangement and she would be permitted to work in the private segment, and she will be incorporated inside Saudization proportions. 

Vierra, who has lived in Riyadh since 2011 and maintains her own business, trusts that a guardianship disagreement about Zaina among her and her repelled spouse may have prompted a misconception over her circumstance. 

"I'm not endeavoring to politicize my separation; this isn't a watchman issue," she said. "When the Saudi experts knew about my circumstance, they interceded and inside hours my residency issue was explained. I praise the Saudi specialists for tending to our issue so speedily, and to everybody in my locale here that has so generous helped my little girl and myself en route." 

Vierra is likewise sharp for her girl to experience childhood in Saudi Arabia, and to have ordinary contact with her dad and his family. "I need her to know and comprehend that she is a Saudi." 

Here's a full articulation Ms. Vierra issued through her attorney, Hazim Madani: 

"I might want it to be clarified that I was never attempting to escape Saudi Arabia. I have devoted my all consuming purpose to this nation and being a piece of its development, advancement, and vision for its future. I am pleased to have endeavored to construct a network, a business and an actual existence here for my little girl and myself. 

"When the Saudi specialists knew about my circumstance, they mediated and inside hours my residency issue was unraveled. I praise the Saudi experts for tending to our issue so immediately, and to everybody in my locale here that has so benevolently helped my girl and myself en route. 

"I documented my cases in the Saudi court framework since I have confidence that equity will be given there. In spite of the way that it might require some investment to get those cases settled (as in some other Country on the planet) in the long run I do trust I have a decent opportunity to reach to my objective. As my court cases are as yet continuous, I solicit that the security from my family is regarded amid this delicate time."

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