The Molly Campbell abduction scandal: from custody battle to international drama

By: Juliet
On: Sunday, 27 April, 2014

When the 12-year-old was taken from Scotland to Pakistan by her father in 2006, she became front-page news, held up as the symbol of a cultural clash between a white mother and her Muslim ex-husband. As a new play charts the truth behind the headlines, Molly and her mother speak out

This is the story of a painful divorce, one which may be dimly familiar, because for a few weeks in 2006 the unhappy twists of this family’s breakdown were front-page news. For a while, Molly Campbell’s endearing 12-year-old face regularly headed news bulletins, as details emerged of the Scottish schoolgirl’s …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com