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12-yr-old bride wins divorce from 80-yr-old husband

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    By: ANI,Dubai




    In what could become a prelude to introduction of a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia, a 12-year-old girl has won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband

    According to local reports, the girl was married to her father's cousin last year against her wishes and those of her mother. The marriage was sealed with a dowry of 85,000 riyals and consummated.

    The 12-year-old, with the help of Saudi Government legal assistance, fought her case in a court in Buraidah, near Riyadh.

    The unusual legal challenge had generated international media attention and scrutiny of Saudi Arabia's record of child marriages, and prompted the state-run Human Rights Commission to appoint a lawyer to represent her.

    Based on the ruling, the commission has assembled three committees to examine the possibility of pushing for a legal minimum age for marriage of at least 16.

    "The main aim is to not allow cases like this to happen again," The Times Online quoted Alanoud alHejailan, a lawyer for the commission, as saying.

    "There will be some opposition, of course, but we feel that public opinion has changed on this issue. We want to gather all the public support we can for a minimum age for marriage," he added.

    The case had sparked debate in Saudi Arabia, with some judges and clerics using Prophet Muhammad's marriage to a nine-year-old girl as justification of child marriage.

    However, in January Sheikh Abdullah al-Manie, a senior Saudi cleric, spoke out in defence of the girl, declaring that the Prophet's marriage 14 centuries ago could not be used to justify child marriages today.


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    Poor rapped child!
     
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    Ni ndoa ya kidini hiyo, hata mtume wetu alioa ndoa kama hiyo!, shame upon them followers..........................................
     
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    Pathetic religion
     
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    Jamaa wali-consummate ndoa aisee, which means mzee alikula mzigo! poor kid!
     
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    Tatizo ni hapo kwenye red!
     
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    ... and that is a problem. Good news is, ... allah is dead.
     
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    kweli pana kazi nzito
     
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    The widespread prevalence of child marriage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been documented by human rights groups . Saudi clerics have justified the marriage of girls as young as 9, with sanction from the judiciary .There are no laws defining the minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia, and girls as young as eight years of age can marry
     
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    Hivi inawezekanaje mzee wa miaka themanini (yaani kama Mugabe au Mubaraka hivi) akala mzigo wa mtoto wa miaka 12? Huu si ni umri wa vibinti vya darasa la tano?
     
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    Vibinti vya miaka tisa si huwa vipo darasa la tatu hivi? huwa vina mvuto gani mpaka mwanaume mtu mzima atangaze ndoa? CONFUSED.
     
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    Kaazi kwer kwer kibabu kinapo amua kula kitotot cha chekechea. In the name of allah all evil is possible.
     
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    vipo darasa la 3-sijui wanatumia vigezo gani kuwaoa hawa watoto
     
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    Afghan girls burn themselves to escape marriage

    By Adrienne Mong, NBC News Correspondent
    HERAT, Afghanistan – We watched a teenage girl die last Friday.
    Seventeen-year-old Shirin had been brought to the Herat Regional Hospital Burns Unit a few days before we met her. Ninety percent of her body was covered in third-degree burns.
    Her mother-in-law said Shirin had burned herself by accident. The girl was preparing a meal in the kitchen but somehow confused cooking gasoline with petrol, she said.
    But Dr. Mohamed Aref Jalali, the director of the burns unit, said Shirin told him in private that she had set herself on fire deliberately after fighting with her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law.
    Many girls in Afghanistan think self-immolation is the best solution for family problems, according to Jalali.
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    "[For these girls], it's no good to solve the problem with the father-in-law, with the mother-in-law," said the doctor. "They think self-immolation will solve the problem."
    It's a "solution" that appears to be a major problem in Afghanistan, particularly among young women between the ages 13 and 25.
    In the first seven months of this year, medical staff at the Herat's burns unit – the only one of its kind in the entire country – said they have seen 51 cases of female self-immolation. Only 13 have survived.
    The practice comes from Iran, where many Afghan refugees had fled to during the decade-long war with the Soviet Union (1979-1989) and the era of mujahedeen fighting that followed in the 1990s, said Jalali. But its popularity has spread among Afghan women, often from poor, uneducated backgrounds, where the tradition of child or forced marriages runs strong.
    "The forced marriage is thebest reason and the important reason, and it starts from the economic problem," said Jalali.
    Often in arranged marriages, women are viewed in very stark terms.
    "She is here only to wash, to clean, to give baby … and nothing more," said Marie-Jose Brunel, a French volunteer nurse at the burns unit who was full of Gallic warmth and purposeful seriousness. "If they have no freedom, no possibility to study, to be considered like nothing, it's very, very difficult."
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    Domestic violence
    Shirin was married two years ago when she was 15 years old.
    But another patient we found at the hospital, down the hall from Shirin, was Rezagul. Skinny and illiterate, the 13-year-old was married at 11 to a man who was almost 20 years older. He was abusive, she told us, beating her whenever she failed to do her housework. So did her in-laws. "My cruel sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and husband … they beat me," she said.
    Out of frustration and homesickness for her own family, Rezagul took drastic action.
    "I was in very bad condition," she recalled. "I poured gasoline on myself and set myself on fire. I didn't want to be alive." The burns covered the lower half of her body.
    It took several months for her skin to heal properly and she was currently back at the clinic because of chronic kidney pain. Jalali said he would need to finish reconstructive surgery on Rezagul but with physical therapy she would recover nicely.
    On the day we visited, Rezagul looked well-adjusted and almost happy. She was no longer married. Her father had welcomed her back home. She was excited about starting to go to school for the first time in her life.
    In fact, with her burns covered up, Rezagul looked the picture of health as Brunel, the nurse, teased her – a testament to the success of the burns unit.
     
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    kwa wasichana wa afghanstani-wanachukua njia hii kukwepa karaha za hizo ndoa
     
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    Allah huwa anashusha ayat, mambo yanapokuwa magumu.
     
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