Malaysian man charged with rape escapes jail after marrying 14-year-old victim

A Malaysian man charged with raping a 14-year-old girl has avoided prison after he married her in a case that has sparked anger from rights groups and calls for a ban on child marriage and justice for victims of sexual violence. Under Malaysia’s civil laws, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 but Muslim girls who are under 16 can obtain permission to marry from Islamic courts. Read more here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-women-crime-idUSKCN10E1JW?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=41d1381a27-CM_in_the_news_5th_August_20168_4_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-41d1381a27-382382293

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