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Bride, 8, dies of injuries on wedding night in Yemen
Rawan dies hours after marrying a man more than five times her age
Are they even human? How can they do that to that little girl!? And that man should be punished severely!!!!!
Layla, Copenhagen, Denmark
Do these people live in the 21st century?
sly, nyc, United States
Look at the report where in 2009 a Yemeni Law set the minimum age of a bride at 17 yrs. but was repealed as law makers deemed it un-Islamic. That is Murder and those who repealed the law would have been men with no morals and use religion as an excuse They have BLOOD on their hands. I belive any religion has it's virtues, it's people, more so the leaders who use religion as an excuse.
Hector de Santos, Melbourne, Australia
Backwards culture. Ignorant people. Religious fanatics. Rampant sex discrimination and abuse. Need I say more?
Johnny Chimpo, Oakville, Canada
People around the world hear of this and come to the wrong conclusions, assuming this sort of practice has to do with religion or cultural stereotypes where women are treated as second class citizens. This is not the first time we hear about child brides and men asserting their dominace of women- how many more stories will come out of these places. We hear of protests but not of any progress; nothing changes. When the western countries judge your country harshly, look at the reasons that you are giving then to work with.
David, New York, United States
All Involved should get maximum punishment for their human act towards the young girl.Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. May Allah rest her soul in peace and in paradise.AMEEN
Rashid Al Habsi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think the parents should receive the death penalty first, for committing such a horrendous act against their own little girl. What is wrong with people? Even if they are uneducated, its mere common sense that should prevent them for marrying off their LITTLE 8 YEAR OLD child to a lunatic who is just as bad as the foolish losers who call themselves parents. Parents are supposed to protect their children.
Michelle, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Very Sad! I agree that this crime is worst than a terrorist attack. We hear such incidents and find people commenting and protesting. Don't really know how long it will take to put an end to such happenings. I think, governments should take it as top priority and resolve. We must have system wherein the marriage should happen only after approval from government body who would be responsible to analyse all details of both parties and carry out necessary verifications.
Kauser Sultana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OH God ! , eight year old got married ???? are they human ???? what type for relation was that ???? how can parents agree to put her daughter in such relation ... means putting meat in front of hungry dogs... The groom he is sick and abnormal
Shahab Ahmad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hang the "groom" and the evil parents of the poor murdered girl. This will send a clear message.
Yanni, Perth, Australia
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