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Paris Shahravesh fights for inheritance, following mother’s arrest over “horse” comment on facebook


Paris Shahravesh, 14 fights for her inheritance in Dubai

“After losing her father and after I was arrested for a facebook post, Paris’ now has to face losing her inheritance to her father’s second wife”, Paris’s mother Laleh Shahravesh told Detained in Dubai who secured her recent release.

Paris Shahravesh was shocked to hear that so swiftly following her father’s death, his new wife had already arranged for a succession certificate to organised so she could claim the entirety of her late husband’s £500,000 estate.

Neither Paris nor her mother were contacted by any parties and Paris was not included as an heir. She had since discovered that Paris was not included as an heir because the courts were advised that she is not Muslim. Laleh confirmed “My family has always been Muslim and Pedro converted to Islam. Paris has never been Christian and given that she is a minor, is considered under Sharia law to be Muslim”.

In any case, the court should not have made any determination in the absence of the sole heir to her father’s estate.

Lawyers for Shahravesh have been granted a court date of the 12th of June where they will contest the disbursement. In documents filed with the court, lawyers highlighted that Samah Al Hammadi had “deliberately omitted to mention his daughter Paris, in the succession certificate”.