A Saudi Arabian man gave his 8-year-old daughter’s hand in marriage to a 47-year-old man, in an apparent attempt to settle his debts, CNN reports.

A judge recently refused to annul the marriage. Why? Who knows. The judge is nuts.

Doesn’t improve world views of Saudi Arabia.

Pretty disgusting. Check out the video:

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3 Responses

  1. Wendy Talbot

    In no way this should be allowed. All G20 countries and the United Nations should put pressure on this country to stop child marriages. This should fall under the Geneva Convention as crimes against humanity.. child rape.
    I don’t give a damm that the “husband” signed a pledge to withold marial relations with this child until puberty. There needs to be a legalized age, and a 13 year old pubescent girl is statutory rape.


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