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Saudi Arabia Orders Investigation Into Child Bride Case

A Saudi court has ordered an investigation into the marriage of a 12-year-old girl in the south of the conservative kingdom, a local news website reported.   The Saudi justice ministry drafted a bill earlier this year that sets 16 years as the minimum age of marriage for girls but allows for exceptions.   A ministry spokesman could not be reached for comment but human rights activists have previously said such rules have previously been announced and not subsequently ...

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