(ICC) – A hearing into allegations of fraud against Siham Qandah’s estranged brother was due to take place on September 19. However, Siham’s brother, her children’s legal guardian, once again failed to appear before the court. The hearing was therefore postponed until Sunday October 10. The court stated that if necessary a police escort would be used to ensure that he attends. Christian widow Siham Qandah is fighting to regain legal custody of her two children, Rawan, 15, and Fadi, 14, from her estranged brother who converted to Islam as a teenager. On August 20, Siham’s lawyer was informed that the Supreme Court had accepted this appeal and had ordered the lower court that was hearing the case to investigate the brother’s apparent misuse of the children’s money.