Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Polygamous Marriages Registered in Amsterdam

If a person living in the Netherlands without Dutch nationality enters into a polygamous marriage in a country where this is permitted, it is registered by the Amsterdam administration as a legal marriage. Some of the known cases relate to Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan and India. Robert Flos, a representative of the Liberal Party (VVD) in the Amsterdam municipality, has requested clarification from the Mayor and aldermen. He said that these marriages are signs of the suppression of women and, instead of registering them, the administration should bring these cases to the attention of the police.

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