Eight-Year-Old Finally Has Marriage Annulled

April 30, 2009

Saudi Arabia (ChattahBox) – After an intense court battle that shocked and angered the world, an eight-year-old Saudi girl has finally been released from her marriage to man well into his 50’s, after a judge refused her case twice.

The unnamed girl’s father had married her off to a friend in order to pay off a debt, and claimed that the marriage was legal, though the girl was well under the usual age. The decision was made against the mother’s wishes, and she approached a judge for an annulment, which the judge denied her.

After a mass of media attention, and the government’s promise that they would begin regulating the age that girl could be married off, another judge was sought, and the marriage was dissolved.


2 Responses to “Eight-Year-Old Finally Has Marriage Annulled”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 30th, 2009 11:53 am

    Wait, what? A Saudi judge has ruled that female children are not chattels? Won’t Allah strike him dead for blasphemy?

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