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8 Year Old Girl Dies From Internal Injuries on Wedding Night in Yemen

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An eight year old bride in Yemen died from internal injuries on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma.The death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia.

The girl, identified only as Rawan, died in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen and the man was 40 years old.Activists in the region want to put an end to the practice of marrying young girls, and have called for police to arrest the girl’s husband and family.

The issue of Yemen’s child bride problem made headlines three years ago when an 8-year-old girl went to court, demanding a judge dissolve her marriage to a man in his 30s.

Yemen once set 15 as the minimum age for marriage, but parliament annulled that law in the 1990s, saying parents should decide when a daughter marries.

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