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Friday, October 3, 2014

Many Saudi Girls Are Denied Marriages By Their Guardians

According to local media agency of Saudi Arabia it is reported that Ministry of Justice has released data of women who have registered cases against their guardians. Saudi women have filed 383 cases against their guardians for denying them right to marry. Riyadh has registered the highest number of cases as 95, followed by Jeddah 81, Makkah 65 cases, Dammam 31 and Medina 20 cases. According to report, Al Ahsa and Abha, meanwhile each registered 10 cases, Taif 9 cases, Qatif 8, Buraidah and Al Khobar 7 each, Tabuk and Alkhaj 5 each, Shaka, Hail, Onaizah and Jazan 4 each, Khamis Mushayt and Sibya 3 each, Yanbu and Rais Al Khair 2 each and Najran, Jubail, Dirryah and Arar 1 each. The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has included "adhl" cases within the human trafficking issues. The society called for the imposition of penalties on those who deny their daughters' marriages. Khalid Al Mutain, a lawyer has said girl has the right to file case in accordance with Islamic law and other provisions.

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