Stolen...By Her Teacher
Her family started a frantic search for her and they found out that her teacher Ashraf Mohammed Ismael had kidnapped her. Then they were told that Al Azhar certified her conversion to Islam on 15/01/96, which is illegal seeing she is a minor. Four days later on 19/01/96 there was a letter issued by Abdel Monem Awadalla, who is a “Mathoun Shar’y” (a Muslim celebrant: certifying marriages and divorces), residing in Midan Alkholoosi in Shoubra (phone number at the time 685742 -). The letter states the following:
I, Abdel Monem Awadalla, Mathoun shar’y at Kholoosi, Shoubra, have certified a marriage contract between Mr Ashraf Mohammad Ismael and Miss Lydia Atef Atta at the Shoubra police station. This is according to the orders of the police station’s Ma’mour, police report number 6321 for 1996, witnessed by moqaddim Wael Ezzat.
Her family demanded that they see their daughter and eventually (miraculously) they were allowed a meeting. Once she saw her family she ran to them and held on to her parents crying and begging them to take her back home. At that, her “husband” started beating her…in full sight of the police surrounding them.