14 Year Old Saudi Girl Freed From 80 Year Old Husband!

14 Year Old Saudi Girl Freed From 80 Year Old Husband!
Wed 21-05-2014

A 14-year-old Saudi girl who had been forced to marry an 80-year-old man finally became free after an unknown man paid back the wedding money to the husband who had demanded payment in return for a divorce.

Ahmed Rahim immediately divorced Nura after receiving a cheque of SR17,000 from the unknown man during a meeting held at a social centre in the southwestern town of Sabya, 'Okaz' newspaper reported.

Rahim married the teenage Nura last month with her father’s consent and refused to divorce her unless she pays him back his dowry, the money offered by a bridegroom to the bride under Islamic law.

The paper quoted the girl’s grandfather Mohammed Ateen, who had objected to the marriage, as saying his grand daughter had been through “a real ordeal and very sad days because of her marriage to a man who is her grandfather’s age".