Marriage of 90-year-old Saudi man, 15-year-old girl sparks controversy
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Marriage of 90-year-old Saudi man, 15-year-old girl sparks controversy

Cebu : Philippines | Jan 08, 2013 at 12:55 AM PST
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Skooter reports 01/08/13

In Saudi culture, it’s not rare for an older man to marry a younger wife, in fact the recent marriage of a 90-year-old Saudi man to a 15-year-old girl is bringing up human rights questions.

The elderly groom insisted that his marriage was “legal and correct” and even claimed that he paid the girl’s parents a $17,500 dowry, as told by Al Arabiya news channel.

However, the elderly man told Al Arabiya that on the couple’s first night together, his teenager bride locked him out of their bedroom. The teen was scared on her wedding night and locked herself in the room for two straight days before fleeing to her parent’s home, as told by family friends.

The disgruntled groom said he would sue the girl’s parents if they didn’t return the dowry or send his bride back.

Suhaila Zein al-Abedin, a member of Saudi National Association for Human Rights called on authorities to get involved, Al Arabiya said.

Marriage in Islam must be based on mutual consent and the girl’s behavior shows that she was not happy with the deal, Abedin said.

The girl’s parents is a Saudi mother and Yemeni father, they should also be held responsible for marrying their daughter to such a very old man, Abedin said.

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