D-I-V-O-R-C-E … 8 Year Old Saudi Girl Granted Divorce with 50 Year Old Husband … It was a Match made in Saudi Arabia
D-I-V-O-R-C-E … Irreconcilable Differences with BABY BRIDES
An 8 year old Saudi girl has finally been allowed to divorce her 50 year old husband. The 8 year old’s father had arranged the marriage in exchange for money to pay off a debt. Imagine having to make such a comment in the United States that a judge was “allowing” an 8 year old girl to divorce a 50 year old man? Imagine a place where it was acceptable for 10 year old to marry.
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.
Although no actual Saudi Arabia law was broken as there are no laws that define the minimum age for marriage, it is obvious that this practice called child marriage a “clear and unacceptable” violation of human rights. Child marriage, one might as well call it legalized and sanctions child rape. Selling one’s daughter for money under the misguided belief that belief that this type of marriage will protect them from illicit relationships. PROTECT!!! What is an illicit relationship but when an 8 year old girl is forced to be with a 50 year old man.
Wajeha Al-Huaider, founder of the Group for Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia said “This is a good step and I think the man did it because he was in a lot of pressure from everyone,”
I wonder if the dad still owes the debt now that the marriage (child rape agreement) has been voided? What a pleasant thought, state and religious sponsored pedophilia..
Read about another 8 year old Yemen girl who had asked for a divorce from her 30 year old husband on the grounds of sexual and domestic abuse. Wouldn’t it all be sexual abuse?