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Yemen would you please get your shit together?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 9, 2010

Yet another Yemeni child has died because the idiotic Yemeni laws legalize child rape under the form of child brides. This time a 12-year old girl has died of internal bleeding, 3 days after being “married” to a much older pedophile rapist who proceeded to have intercourse with this child, as if she was a grown up woman! Does anyone think there was consent there? Is a 12-year old mature enough to even comprehend fully what marriage/sex mean? Yemen, get your shit together and repeal your moronic child-rape-facilitating laws, and punish all those that engage in this barbaric, stupid, criminal practice, starting with the children’s parents and finishing up with their pedophile raping “husbands” and everyone that willingly participates in this crime.

(CNN) — A 12-year-old Yemeni bride died of internal bleeding following intercourse three days after she was married off to an older man, the United Nations Children’s Fund said.

The girl was married to a man at least twice her age, said Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

Her death is “a painful reminder of the risks girls face when they are married too soon,” Kaag said Thursday.

Amal Basha, chairwoman of the Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights, a Yemeni human rights group, identified the girl Friday as Elham Mahdi.

“Elham was married on March 29th and died three days later” and lived in Yemen’s Hajjah province, Basha said.

The death is the latest in a series of child marriage cases in Yemen, where the minimum age to tie the knot is still under debate.

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