Court Stops Marriage of 10-Year-Old Yemeni Girl

A Yemeni court prevented a family from marrying off their 10-year old girl, and described the planned arrangement as an illegal early marriage, said a human right group Thursday.

The primary court of Hajja province, north of the country, froze the contract of the marriage of the 10-year old Rahmana Ali Mabkhot, said Ahmad Al Quraishi, head of the Seyaj organisation for protection of childhood, a local NGO.

Nasser Arrabyee
Gulf News
United Arab Emirates