Shout-Out: 8 yr old Finally granted Divorce from 50yr old husband
and it continues:
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.
AP (Via ABC) reports: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces husband, 50, after her father forces her to marry
You really don't think I could make these up, do you?
One Saudi human rights activist Sohaila Zain al-Abdeen was optimistic that the girl's divorce would help efforts to get a law passed enforcing a minimum marriage age of 18.
"Unfortunately, some fathers trade their daughters," she told The Associated Press. "They are weak people who are sometimes in need of money and forget their roles as parents."
Saudi Arabia's conservative Muslim clergy have opposed the drive to end child marriages. In January, the kingdom's most senior cleric said it was permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who believe they are too young are doing the girls an injustice.
Anyone for some good Saudi Child Porn sites? (Just kidding!)