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04-16-08, 12:46 AM #1
8y/o divorces 28y/o husband
An eight-year-old Yemeni girl was granted a divorce from an arranged marriage she was forced into in just the second grade.
Nojud Mohammed Ali said she was forced to marry under an agreement reached between her unemployed father and 28-year-old former husband, Faez Ali Thameur, earlier this year, AFP reported.
"They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father's house until I was 18," the girl told AFP. "But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him."
Thameur told a judge that he married Nojud with her consent and her parents', and that the marriage "was consummated, but I did not beat her." He did not object to the divorce petition.
Nojud's father said he married off his daughter with her consent out of fear that she might be kidnapped, as he claimed her two older sisters had been, AFP reported.
Nojud said she has no desire to see her father and will instead live with a maternal uncle.
"I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school," Nojud told AFP.
Her lawyer compared the case to thousands of others in Yemen, which has no minimum age of marriage. She said advocates are pushing for laws that would make 18 the minimum age of marriage.
04-16-08, 12:49 AM #2
Consummated with an 8 year old?? He should be trampled by pissed off elephants.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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04-16-08, 12:51 AM #3
That's sick. It's amazing how different 3rd world countries are from us.
04-16-08, 02:32 AM #4
Consummate a marriage at 8 yrs old how can a father or mother in any county let someone do that willingly to their child?
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04-16-08, 10:05 AM #5
Sick, Sick, Sick!!
04-16-08, 08:26 PM #6
i saw this in fox news and was totally disgustedhttp://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
04-16-08, 11:34 PM #7
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