Saudi investigation into 16-year-old girl’s marriage to elderly man

This comes after social media users voiced their surprise over the marriage between an elderly man and a minor. (Shutterstock)

Prince Fahad bin Sultan, the governor of the Saudi Tabuk province, has ordered a court to look into the marriage of a 16-year-old girl from a man in his 70s and rule whether it is religiously acceptable.

This comes after social media users voiced their surprise over the marriage between an elderly man and a minor.

Relevant authorities have summoned and taken the statements from the concerned parties, including the 16-year-old girl, who voiced her desire to go ahead with the marriage.

This article is also available in Arabic.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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