Saudi Teen Hides on Wedding Night to Avoid 90 Year Old Husband!

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Saudi Teen Hides on Wedding Night to Avoid 90 Year Old Husband!
Tue 08-01-2013

A terrified 15 year old Saudi girl locked the door of her bedroom so that her new 90 year old husband could not enter on their first night as a married couple! The young bride ran away to her parent's house 2 days later.

The 90 year old Saudi groom is suing his 15 year old wife because of that.

The elderly man now wants his money back as he claims he paid the parents 10,767 pounds (about $17,500) for the teenager for the marriage.

The 15-year-old's arranged marriage sparked outrage and widespread condemnation in Saudi Arabia where activists took to twitter calling it child trafficking.

A member of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights (NSHR), Suhaila Zein el-Abedin urged authorities to "save this child from tragedy", adding that marriage in Islam must be based on mutual consent.

She also blamed the girls parents for accepting the dowry and marrying off their daughter to such an old man, underlining the importance of establishing a minimum age of 18 for marriage in Saudi Arabia.