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12-year-old girl reportedly undergoes ‘religious’ marriage in Iraq

12-year-old girl reportedly undergoes ‘religious’ marriage in Iraq

An Iraqi courtroom on Sunday, November 21, adjourned a listening to to permit a person to formalise his ‘spiritual’ marriage to a 12-year-old lady, in line with a lawyer for the lady’s mom.

Rights activists (pictured above) protested outdoors the Baghdad courtroom in Iraq with banners comparable to “the marriage of minors is a crime against childhood”, with lawyer Marwan Obeidi telling AFP the case had been postponed till November 28.

The mom, who refuses to be recognized, mentioned her daughter Israa had been “raped” and that the lady’s father kidnapped her.

But a Department of the Interior ministry in Iraq coping with violence in opposition to ladies mentioned in a press release that it had met with Israa, her father and husband, seen the spiritual contract, and mentioned she had assured them she was not coerced I to marriage.

The authorized age for marriage in Iraq is eighteen however might be lowered to fifteen in circumstances of parental or judicial consent, in line with Charity, ‘Save the Children’

“Religious marriages are not permitted outside civil or religious courts but these types of marriages still happen regularly and can be formalised on the payment of a small fine,” it mentioned in a current report.


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