Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Of course, a misinterpretation allowed this

AMMAN, Jordan (CNN) -- A 12-year-old Yemeni girl, who was forced into marriage, died during a painful childbirth that also killed her baby, a children's rights group said Monday.

Fawziya Ammodi struggled for three days in labor, before dying of severe bleeding at a hospital on Friday, said the Seyaj Organization for the Protection of Children.

Read more here, and read this (I think you will find yourself furious!):

The issue of Yemeni child brides came to the forefront in 2008 with 10-year-old Nujood Ali.

She was pulled out of school and married to a man who beat and raped her within weeks of the ceremony.

To escape, Nujood hailed a taxi -- the first time in her life -- to get across town to the central courthouse where she sat on a bench and demanded to see a judge.

1 comment:

Carpe Jugulum said...

Evening Kae,

I initially read about the young girl dying on Jawa's page. How do you combat this child abuse when the locals see this as the norm under 'sharia' law.

Nothing but sleazy kiddie fiddlers, with their religious enablers.