The diplomat hugged with her son's wife for five minutes in the court of appeal after she decided to drop insult charges against her.
Diplomat and daughter-in-law reconcile insult case with a hug in Abu Dhabi courtroom
ABU DHABI // A diplomat hugged her daughter-in-law for five minutes in court after she decided to drop insult charges against her.
Emirati A H, had sued her stepson’s wife, H S, from Morocco, for sending her verbal insults by text message. The Court of Misdemeanours fined her Dh2,000.
But at the Appeal Court on Monday, A H dropped all charges, and afterwards A H embraced her daughter-in-law and her three grandchildren and kept telling them: “I love you.”
“I wish all cases were like that,” said the appeals judge.
The case arose from when A H left the country on six-month overseas diplomatic mission.
When she returned she found that her stepson, who she had raised since he was a child, had proposed to the daughter of her Moroccan housemaid.
She blessed their marriage, but decided it was no longer appropriate to employ her mother as a maid. A H said this upset H S, who held a grudge against her.
H S claimed that A H tried to kill her 40-day-old baby by letting it lick a red fruit. In Morocco, some believe this kind of fruit is poisonous to infants. The case was dismissed by the courts.
Soon after, A H scolded H S for posting photos on social media she considered inappropriate. In response, H S sent her three insulting text messages.