November 14, 2000
Arrangd marriage in trouble
I am reaching out to all tose Iranian women to help me in a very hard
legal battle which I have ahead of me with my husband who has simply thrown
me out of the house.
I had one of those oversea's arrangd marriages, where my family thought
it was better for me to be married to anybody rather than remaining in
Iran and listening to constant negatvie talks behind me.
So, when a 60-year-old man, with previous unsuccesful marriages and
number of children asked his auntie in Iran for a good girl, my parents
agreed. They shipped me lere with substential "Jahizieh" thinking
that it would have a very good impression on my husband and would save
my family's face and pride.
Now I am litterally on the mercy of couple of educated and kind iranian
women who are helping me. I need help from any woman who has gone through
such a treatment or has heard of such cases.
Without substancial documented proof of similiar cases the court does
not does not look favorably towards a short duration marriage.
I do not have any proof of bringing "jahizieh" (I brought
US dollars as my husband instructed me and he did not declare anything
at the costum). Now he does not want to give me even what I brought into
I don't have much time as the trial date is comming up soon. Please
help me with any information related to my situation.
A battered iranian woman