A most welcome update on the Siham Qandah saga. But note that she still has to select a Muslim guardian for her children, since her husband putatively converted to Islam before his death, without telling her a word about it. “Jordan: Widow wins final Court Battle,” from CompassDirect:
June 16 — A Jordanian court of appeal rejected a last-ditch appeal this week from the Muslim guardian fighting for custody of Christian widow Siham Qandah’s two minor children. The June 13 decision reconfirmed an earlier verdict from Amman’s Al-Abdali Sharia Court two months ago which revoked the legal guardianship of Abdullah al-Muhtadi, the maternal uncle of Qandah’s daughter Rawan and son Fadi. According to Qandah’s lawyer, this final verdict from the appellate court cannot be appealed. It effectively cancels all other pending cases regarding permanent custody of the children. Al-Muhtadi has been ordered by the court to repay misspent funds he had withdrawn from his wards’ inheritance accounts without judicial approval. Qandah may now select a new guardian for court approval to oversee her children’s legal affairs until they reach maturity at age 18.