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Korean Married to Polygamist Gets Divorce

KOREAN MARRIED TO POLYGAMIST GETS DIVORCE

 

A Korean woman who married a national of an Islamic country, where polygamy is permitted, filed for a divorce suit and was granted divorce (2000) after her husband broke his promise not to keep another wife.

Judge Lee Sang-hun of the Seoul Family Court pronounced he was permitting the divorce of 38-year-old Kim from her 42-year-old Saudi Arabian husband under the application of the Korean Civic Law that accepts monogamy because Kim is a Korean national.

Kim had married her former Saudi Arabian husband in 1988 after receiving a pledge he would not keep another wife but she filed for a divorce last year after learning her husband had married another woman in Saudi Arabia.

 

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