Public Outcry Leads Officials To Void The Marriage Of Underage Girl In Iran

A videotape commonly circulated on social media marketing showing the marriage celebration of an year that is under-thirteen woman and a 22-year-old man has forced an area judicial official in Iran to declare the wedding null and void until further notice.

“The wedding agreement involving the two is canceled, until a court choice in the case,” the state, Hassan Negin Taji announced on September 2 monday.

The videotape shows a young child from a town in Kohgilouyeh&Boyer Ahmad province in bride-to-be gown surrounded by well-wishers encouraging her to express “we do,” to your groom that is 22-year-old. Officials state your ex is eleven, but media that are social have stated this woman is nine years old.

After having a barrage of jokes by spectators in regards to the sum of money typically paid into the bride for saying, “we do,” the bride that is underage provides the desired response, accompanied by a lasting cheer through the visitors.

Talking about the Islamic Republic legislation, Negin Taji insisted that the wedding had been legitimately null and void, and also the groom, the bride’s guardian in addition to clergyman associated with finalizing the wedding had committed a criminal activity. Their cases were provided for court to be handled.

The groom, and the clergy) face six months to two years in prison if found guilty the accused (the girl’s guardian. Continue reading “Public Outcry Leads Officials To Void The Marriage Of Underage Girl In Iran”