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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:38 PM
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Court Terminates 8-Year-Old Girl's Marriage
Court terminates 8-year-old girl's marriage

Reuters
Tue Apr 15, 1:21 PM ET


SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court ordered the marriage of an eight-year-old girl terminated on Tuesday because she had not reached puberty. The court also ordered the child's family to pay about $250 in compensation to the 30-year-old ex-husband.

The girl's lawyer and human rights activist Shatha Nasser said the minor had filed a suit in April asking for divorce and told the court that her husband had been physically abusing her and forcing her to have "sex with him after hitting her."

One of the people attending the trial volunteered to pay the compensation, the lawyer said, but did not explain the reason why the court ordered the compensation. The ruling terminated the marriage instead of granting a divorce to prevent the husband from seeking to reinstate the marriage, according to the lawyer.

Many minor girls in Arab countries that observe tribal traditions are married to older husbands but not before puberty. Such marriages are also driven by poverty in countries like Yemen, one of the poorest countries outside Africa.

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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:45 PM
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1. Fucking rapists are in every country....
:grr:
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:05 PM
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4. My only surprise...
...is that the court didn't side with the ex-husband. They usually wouldn't let a little thing like the girl being only 8 stand in their way....

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:50 PM
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2. Eight?
Good fucking grief!! :puke:
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:10 PM
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5. And, and, and....
...the family ended up having to pay this dirtbag $250! Even after the court "terminated" the marriage as opposed to granting a divorce. So what's the "compensation" for??? Travel expense???

And how will the family sell their daughter now that she's been "used"?

- Some days I think I'm better off just not reading the news....
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:52 PM
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8. You are correct n/t
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:53 PM
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3. This makes me so angry and so sad. You want to know the main reason I can't believe in God?
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 07:10 PM by Herdin_Cats
What kind of superior being would design a species this way with the females who have the responsibility of bearing children being weaker and therefore easily victimized by the males?

So either there is no God, or if there is, he/she/it is a sadist.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:13 PM
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6. I've often wondered....
...the same thing.

As gods go, this guy Yahweh has been a total disaster.

- I think that he should have stuck with storms...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:17 PM
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7. Just between you and me, I think this Yahweh dude isn't a "god"
at all. He's a bush league minor desert demon who pulled off the con job of the epoch. And all the Judeochristianislamists are a bunch of suckers and patsies.

I guess I'm not feeling very charitable toward the religious so far this month, what with the FLDS in TX and all.........
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 09:19 PM
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9. Try to see things a bit differently.
Don't blame a possible superior being for the evil men do. Blame the fact that some men choose to abuse their free will.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 09:41 PM
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10. Oh please... these people and many like them claim religion
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 09:42 PM by Breeze54
and their GAWD IS what gives them the right!!

Look at the Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Talibans, Church of England,

and the list goes on... RELIGION IS THE PROBLEM... that, stupidity and group think!
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