Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's a Funny World we Live In vol. 5

Child Bride Dies from Ruptured Sex Organs ... ex-organs/

A Yemeni child bride forced into marriage has died from ruptured sex organs.

Ilham Mahdi al Assi, 13, died Friday in Yemen’s Hajja province hospital from a hemorrhage of the sex organs, according to the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization that supports a ban on child marriages.

The young girl was wedded five days prior to her death in a “swap marriage” in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, AFP reports.

Controversy heightened in Yemen recently over a law banning child marriage in the impoverished country through setting a minimum age of 17 for women and 18 for men. Many of young Yemen girls are married off even before puberty.

The human rights group said Ilham’s death was a “flagrant example” of the opposition of a ban on child marriage, which is “killing child females.”

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