Saudi Arabia to introduce minimum marriage age after 11-year-old wins divorce

Saudi Arabia could introduce a minimum age of marriage for the first time after a girl who married aged 11 won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband: the girl, now 12, has been fighting her case in the town of Buraidah, near the capital Riyadh and was married to her father’s elderly cousin last year, with a dowry of £14,500 paid and the marriage consummated.

via:[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/7616836/Saudi-Arabia-to-introduce-minimum-marriage-age-after-11-year-old-wins-divorce.html]

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