Saudi Teen Married to 90 Year Old Granted a Divorce

January 9, 2013
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90-Year Old Husband

90-Year Old Husband

There are no laws against child marriages in Saudi Arabia.

They do, however, mandate that for a marriage to take place, both parties must be in agreement.

The parents of a 15-year old Saudi teen married her off to a 90-year old for a dowry of $17,300. She was so terrified, she locked herself in her bedroom on the wedding night. She then fled to her parents’ home.

A human right’s group intervened and secured her divorce. Many Saudis expressed outrage. [Alarabiya]

This is just sick.

I saw his picture and thought of ET for some reason.

Do you see a resemblance?

Do you see a resemblance?

 

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