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8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« on: April 30, 2009, 06:52:54 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090430/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_saudi_child_marriage

By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI,
Associated Press Writer Hadeel Al-shalchi,
Associated Press Writer 51 mins ago


CAIRO An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her middle-aged husband after her father forced her to marry him last year in exchange for about $13,000, her lawyer said Thursday.

Saudi Arabia has come under increasing criticism at home and abroad for permitting child marriages. The United States, a close ally of the conservative Muslim kingdom, has called child marriage a "clear and unacceptable" violation of human rights.

The girl was allowed to divorce the 50-year-old man who she married in August after an out-of-court settlement had been reached in the case, said her lawyer, Abdulla al-Jeteli. The exact date of the divorce was not immediately known.

A court in the central Oneiza region previously rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then.

There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman's consent is legally required, some marriage officials don't seek it.

But there has been a push by Saudi human rights groups to define the age of marriage and put an end to the phenomenon.

One Saudi human rights activist Sohaila Zain al-Abdeen was optimistic that the girl's divorce would help efforts to get a law passed enforcing a minimum marriage age of 18.

"Unfortunately, some fathers trade their daughters," she told The Associated Press. "They are weak people who are sometimes in need of money and forget their roles as parents."

It was not clear if the man received money for the divorce settlement. The man had given the girl's father 50,000 riyals, or about $13,350, as a marriage gift in return for his daughter, the lawyer said.

The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.

Saudi Arabia's conservative Muslim clergy have opposed the drive to end child marriages. In January, the kingdom's most senior cleric said it was permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who believe they are too young are doing the girls an injustice.

But some in the government appear to support the movement to set a minimum age for marriage. The kingdom's new justice minister was quoted in mid-April as saying the government was doing a study on underage marriage that would include regulations.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed in Saudi Arabia every year. Activists say the girls are given away in return for hefty marriage gifts or as a result of long-standing custom in which a father promises his infant daughters and sons to cousins out of a belief that marriage will protect them from illicit relationships.


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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 07:29:04 PM »
How obsurddddddddddddddd
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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 07:46:27 PM »
be it culture,tradition,religion.that is f**kery.
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 07:54:18 PM »
The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.


Ya know something, is nothing wrong with the world ya know, is the people. Anyway this is the same country that women/females are treated like dogs....so what's new?

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 08:27:02 PM »
The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.


Ya know something, is nothing wrong with the world ya know, is the people. Anyway this is the same country that women/females are treated like dogs....so what's new?
i does treat mine like doggie at times and other times like gouti  ;)
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 09:11:23 PM »
The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.


Ya know something, is nothing wrong with the world ya know, is the people. Anyway this is the same country that women/females are treated like dogs....so what's new?
i does treat mine like doggie at times and other times like gouti  ;)

heh!!
Well hopefully she does treat you like ah hydrant ever so often too.
Capo lef meh alone. :devil:
Ay ah was liming wid one ah ya oman friends last weekend.
She brought ein ah plane to Pearson airport for a couple of hours.....

Hear meh, 'Mons ya know Capo?"
Ah get ah stare down..and ah 'who dat?'. Is den ah remember she ain't know ya handle.  :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 09:35:27 PM »
be it culture,tradition,religion.that is f**kery.

people will do anything to preserve them thing...obviously taking it too far sometimes. We looking at it like a pack a madness but in Saudi some might just shrug and see no real big deal.

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 05:04:22 PM »
The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.


Ya know something, is nothing wrong with the world ya know, is the people. Anyway this is the same country that women/females are treated like dogs....so what's new?
i does treat mine like doggie at times and other times like gouti  ;)

heh!!
Well hopefully she does treat you like ah hydrant ever so often too.
Capo lef meh alone. :devil:
Ay ah was liming wid one ah ya oman friends last weekend.
She brought ein ah plane to Pearson airport for a couple of hours.....

Hear meh, 'Mons ya know Capo?"
Ah get ah stare down..and ah 'who dat?'. Is den ah remember she ain't know ya handle.  :rotfl: :rotfl:
she still thick and juicy.
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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Re: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 07:29:28 PM »
Allyuh doh understand! in the islamic law children doh really marry like we do, it's a sort of petrowal where the girl is promised to the man/boy and they talk and form a friendship until the girl reach 14, then if she wants she can make it official, or they the parents could insist she wait until she's finished with her studies before she weds officially.

the parents is always in controll of the situation and could anull the marriage as long as it's not consumated.

only the girl has more power than the parents, and could insist if she desires to be fully married, and move to the boy's family home if that be her choice, but they don't consumate the marriage @ that young age ppl, so don't get it twisted ppl!

if these big hard stones men doing anything contrary tuh what i just mentioned, then they violating islamic law!

this is truly unusual BC in most instances the girl is promised to a boy simular in age, then when they both reach pass 15 , then they could consumate the marriage.

the jews, indians, and africans do it as well, pre arrange marriages and consumate it @ 14 -15 .

this eh nothing new, allyuh lord and savior was born to a 14 yr old girl name marriam/ marry, and she was married to joseph @ 13-14 ! this practice has been going on for yrs! back in the old days ppl married young and died young.

we just following western values, that's why it sound so absurd to us, but who's tuh say who's right or wrong! and  allyuh dun know the west, they always trying tuh put down others while promoting their values.                   positive
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