Wife Leaves Jehovah Witness Husband Because He Called COVID19 A Plague

THE mom of brain cancer survivor Ashya King is stuck in locked-down Spain after splitting from her Jehovah’s Witness husband. Naghmeh and Brett King sparked a 2014 manhunt after...

THE mom of brain cancer survivor Ashya King is stuck in locked-down Spain after splitting from her Jehovah’s Witness husband.

Naghmeh and Brett King sparked a 2014 manhunt after taking their son, then five, out of a UK hospital against doctors’ advice.

 Naghmeh King is stuck in locked-down Spain after splitting from her Jehovah’s Witness husband
Naghmeh King is stuck in locked-down Spain after splitting from her Jehovah’s Witness husband
 Naghmeh is the mum of ten-year-old brain cancer survivor Ashya King
Naghmeh is the mum of ten-year-old brain cancer survivor Ashya King
 Naghmeh and Brett King, pictured in 2015, sparked a manhunt in 2014 after taking their son out of a UK hospital against doctors’ advice
Naghmeh and Brett King, pictured in 2015, sparked a manhunt in 2014 after taking their son out of a UK hospital against doctors’ adviceCredit: Daniel Jones – The Sun

They could not get proton therapy on the NHS and were arrested after fleeing to Malaga.

The couple, both practising Jehovahs at the time, were briefly jailed.

Ashya, ten, has now made an “amazing” recovery.

But Naghmeh, 50, has revealed she left Brett, 56, and their seven kids in Milton Keynes, Bucks, and headed to their holiday home days before the travel ban was enforced last month.

And she said that Jehovahs were branding coronavirus an “Armageddon”.

She explained: ‘“My kids are at home and terrified this is Armageddon while I am stuck here in Spain.

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“The Jehovah’s Witnesses say coronavirus is the great plague prophesied by God and they will only be saved if their belief in Jehovah is strong enough.”

Admitting her marriage is on the rocks, Naghmeh added: “I couldn’t deal with it and came out at the beginning of March.

“I told them I would self-isolate here where I will be safe. Brett said he didn’t want me to leave the house but I couldn’t take it anymore.”

She added: “I’m definitely happier now I’ve left.

“I feel free and have got more time to think and study.

“Now I just want my children back. I want them to come over and live with me here in Spain and I have been looking at bigger homes to rent.”

 Ashya had been diagnosed with a medulloblastoma which was successfully removed by surgeons in Southampton in July 2014
Ashya had been diagnosed with a medulloblastoma which was successfully removed by surgeons in Southampton in July 2014Credit: PA:Press Association
 Naghmeh has admitted her marriage is on the rocks and headed to the couple's holiday home last month
Naghmeh has admitted her marriage is on the rocks and headed to the couple’s holiday home last monthCredit: Rex Features
 Naghmeh said that Jehovahs were branding coronavirus an 'Armageddon'
Naghmeh said that Jehovahs were branding coronavirus an ‘Armageddon’Credit: Rex Features

Ashya had been diagnosed with a medulloblastoma which was successfully removed by surgeons in Southampton in July 2014.

He had a further operation on his brain soon after.

But to help prevent a return of the tumour, his parents wanted him to be given proton therapy — which the NHS did not provide at the time.

The Kings took him to Spain but were arrested at the request of the British authorities and held in Madrid’s Soto Del Real prison.

The couple were kept in the jail for more than 24 hours before being released when efforts to extradite them to the UK were abandoned.

In 2016, two years after the start of Ashya’s treatment, the NHS decided it would pay for children with brain cancer to travel abroad for proton beam therapy.

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