A former policy aide to Gordon Brown has lost a landmark divorce case, in the latest stage of proceedings which have taken in three countries over five years. A judge in London ruled yesterday that a divorce granted to the British woman in the UK was not valid and instead recognised a divorce made four years earlier in Dubai. Afsana Lachaux claimed she had been attacked, degraded, stalked and spied on by her husband, French aerospace engineer Bruno Lachaux. She claimed Mr Lachaux had sought a divorce and custody of their six-year-old son Louis under sharia law in the United Arab Emirates. However, at the High Court in London, Mr Justice Mostyn dismissed Mrs Lachaux’s case and said she had lied during a four-day hearing. He found the Dubai divorce was valid
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