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Cleric reported to have married 12-year-old girl

October 15, 2010

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Source: Emirates 24/7 This follows an outcry over a recent wedding of a retired civil servant with another 12-year old A Saudi cleric has married a 12-year-old girl just a few days after a retired Saudi civil servant aged 55 years was reported to have wedded a girl of the same age and triggered a […]

Furore continues over Saudi child’s marriage

October 9, 2010

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Source: Emirates 24/7 55-year-old man was reported to be marrying a 13-year-old girl Picture used for illustrative purposes only. (SUPPLIED) Saudi Arabia’s newspapers Saturday kept up the heat against the marriage of a 12-year-old girl to a 55-year-old local man while the child’s uncle described the wedding as a “sale deal conducted by her father.” […]