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Monday, July 20, 2009

12 year old Saudi girl divorces her husband, 37

From the Saudi Gazette:
A Shariah Court in the Eastern Province has permitted the divorce of a 12-year-old girl from her 37-year-old husband after her siblings filed a complaint stating that their father married her off without their consent.

A judicial source said the 12-year-old’s siblings objected to the union on the grounds of her age as well as “other reasons related to marriage”, and that when the husband was summoned he agreed to the divorce at the request of the girl’s family.
I wonder how long she was married to her pedophile husband before this.