Saudi human rights commission grants divorce to teen, 70-year-old man1/11/2013
A divorce has been granted between a Saudi Arabian teen and her 70-year-old husband, whose short, volatile marriage shocked the world when it was discovered that the bride, who spent her wedding night cowering in her bedroom, was only 15. Even the groom wasn't happy, complaining he'd been duped into paying a steep $20,000 dowry. The Saudi Arabian Human Rights Commission, led by Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban (pictured above), brokered an agreement between the girl's family and the old man, who was earlier reported to be 86. News of the split is making the online rounds, with Twitter users expressing relief that it looks like the girl has escaped her awful plight. [Source]
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