Monday, December 22, 2008

8 Yr Old Girl's Divorce Request Rejected Until Puberty

Al Arabiya News Channel is reporting:
A Saudi court has rejected a plea to divorce an eight-year-old girl married off by her father to a man who is 58, saying the case should wait until the girl reaches puberty, a lawyer involved told AFP.

How is this not selling your daughter?
The father had agreed to marry off his daughter for an advance dowry of 30,000 riyals ($8,000), as he was apparently facing financial problems, they said.

Hat Tip Debbie Schlussel

1 comment:

BillyD said...

It certainly seems like selling one's daughter from where I'm sitting. Moreover, why would it be okay to go ahead with a marriage contract for an eight year-old, but the divorce would have to wait?