Saudi Arabia launches probe into 12-year-old girl’s marriage

9 Oct

By Habib Toumi

Manama: Police in Saudi Arabia are investigating the illegal marriage of a 12-year-old girl in a remote area in the south of the country.

The investigation was ordered by the court in Samita, 50 kilometres south of Jizan, near the border with Yemen, following a report that a school principal in the nearby village of Sahi discovered that a fourth grade student in her school was married.

The court said that the father and husband must be summoned by the police to explain how the marriage was arranged and give the name of the person who allowed it in a clear breach of the law, local news site Sabq reported on Wednesday.

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