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megimoo
04-30-2009, 04:11 PM
Girl, 8,Sold Into Marriage Was Granted Divorce

An eight-year-old Saudi girl who was sold into marriage by her father has been given a divorce after an international outcry over the case, Saudi media reports.

The marriage of the girl to a man reportedly in his 50s was annulled on Wednesday in out-of-court settlement overseen by a new judge in the city of Onaiza, after the original judge in the case refused to bend to pressure to grant the divorce, several newspapers reported.

Riyadh newspaper said the settlement was reached after the intervention in the case by an unidentified "important personality". The girl's father had sold her last year to the man in exchange for a dowry. When her mother found out, she petitioned the court for a divorce for the girl.

The judge twice rejected her case - though he stipulated that the marriage could only be consummated after the girl attained puberty. An appeals court sent the case back to the judge suggesting he reconsider, but he ruled again last week against divorce.

The case garnered strong criticism from international rights groups and foreign diplomats raised the issue quietly with the Saudi government, according to AFP sources. UN Children's Fund executive director Anne Veneman said earlier this month that the child's rights were being violated.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25410428-12377,00.html

Odysseus
04-30-2009, 05:00 PM
Girl, 8,Sold Into Marriage Was Granted Divorce

AN eight-year-old Saudi girl who was sold into marriage by her father has been given a divorce after an international outcry over the case, Saudi media reports.

The marriage of the girl to a man reportedly in his 50s was annulled on Wednesday in out-of-court settlement overseen by a new judge in the city of Onaiza, after the original judge in the case refused to bend to pressure to grant the divorce, several newspapers reported.

Riyadh newspaper said the settlement was reached after the intervention in the case by an unidentified "important personality". The girl's father had sold her last year to the man in exchange for a dowry. When her mother found out, she petitioned the court for a divorce for the girl.

The judge twice rejected her case - though he stipulated that the marriage could only be consummated after the girl attained puberty. An appeals court sent the case back to the judge suggesting he reconsider, but he ruled again last week against divorce.

The case garnered strong criticism from international rights groups and foreign diplomats raised the issue quietly with the Saudi government, according to AFP sources. UN Children's Fund executive director Anne Veneman said earlier this month that the child's rights were being violated.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25410428-12377,00.html

Now, look at all of those bigots and their disapproval of an alternative form of marriage. Don't they realize that the idea of marriage between a man and a woman is passe and that marriage can consist of a man and a man, a woman and a woman, a man and up to four women, or a man or woman and an inanimate obect? What's wrong with these heteronorms? :rolleyes: :D

megimoo
04-30-2009, 05:30 PM
Now, look at all of those bigots and their disapproval of an alternative form of marriage. Don't they realize that the idea of marriage between a man and a woman is passe and that marriage can consist of a man and a man, a woman and a woman, a man and up to four women, or a man or woman and an inanimate obect? What's wrong with these heteronorms? :rolleyes: :DHe's a good Muslim following in the footsteps of A’isha: Mohammed’s Nine-Year Old Wife

Odysseus
04-30-2009, 05:41 PM
He's a good Muslim following in the footsteps of A’isha: Mohammed’s Nine-Year Old Wife

Yeah, but that was nine. This was an eight year old, although I'm told that she looked ten. :D

AlmostThere
05-01-2009, 06:32 PM
Someone should tell that little girl to sleep with one eye open. If the wife values her head she might consider sleeping with both open.

Hawkgirl
05-01-2009, 08:56 PM
:mad: fucking pigs!