12-year-old Girl Reportedly Undergoes ‘religious’ Marriage In Iraq

12-year-old girl reportedly undergoes

An Iraqi court docket docket on Sunday, November 21, adjourned a listening to to allow an individual to formalise his ‘religious’ marriage to a 12-year-old girl, in step with a lawyer for the woman’s mother.

Rights activists (pictured above) protested exterior the Baghdad court docket docket in Iraq with banners corresponding to “the marriage of minors is a prison offense in opposition to childhood”, with lawyer Marwan Obeidi telling AFP the case had been postponed until November 28.

The mother, who refuses to be acknowledged, said her daughter Israa had been “raped” and that the woman’s father kidnapped her.

Nonetheless a Division of the Inside ministry in Iraq dealing with violence in opposition to ladies said in a press launch that it had met with Israa, her father and husband, seen the religious contract, and said she had assured them she was not coerced I to marriage.

The licensed age for marriage in Iraq is eighteen nevertheless can be lowered to fifteen in cases of parental or judicial consent, in step with Charity, ‘Save the Kids’

“Religious marriages often aren’t permitted exterior civil or religious courts nevertheless a majority of those marriages nonetheless happen often and can be formalised on the price of a small fantastic,” it said in a modern report.

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