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Girl, 8, Dies from Internal Injuries After Wedding Night in Yemen

Posted on the 11 September 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn

islamNY Daily News: A young girl in Yemen died after having sexual relations with a 40-year-old man who became her husband in an arranged marriage, according to media  reports.

The 8-year-old was identified as “Rawan” and died from torn genitals and severe bleeding in the northwest city of Hardh, Gulf News reported, citing Yemen  media accounts.

The child lived in a tribal area that borders Saudi Arabia. Human rights  organizations have called for the arrest of the husband, the news site Al Bawaba  said.

Yemen has often been criticized for allowing girls to be forced into arranged marriages.

Human Rights Watch reports that 14% of girls in Yemen are married before age 15, with 82% married before they are 18.

The country passed a law in 2009 setting the minimum age for marriage at 17.  It was later repealed after conservative lawmakers said it went against Islamic teachings.



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By Haroon Saeed
posted on 27 January at 20:30

Islam never did..nor will initiate beastly acts as above...please do not confuse regional practices with the religions (these barbaric practices have been in arab since long before islam)