Sunday, April 11, 2010
It's a Funny World we Live In vol. 5
Child Bride Dies from Ruptured Sex Organs
http://blogs.app.com/saywhat/2010/04/08 ... 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.”