Saturday, May 2, 2009

8-Year-Old Girl Gets Divorce from 50-Year-Old Husband

This is sick! Eww imagine the wedding night.

Saudi Arabia: An 8-year-old girl has been granted a divorce by her 50-year-old husband after her lawyer was able to reach a settlement.

The mother of the child bride claims that the father of her daughter forced her into marriage and had twice unsuccessfully attempted to have a divorce granted through the courts. (SN reported)

According to Saudi law a marriage cannot proceed without the consent of the bride but not all officials enforce this. Human rights groups are pressuring Saudi Arabia to put a stop to child marriages.

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