A 70 year old man has divorced his 15 year old bride after Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Ofiicials investigated the scandalous marriage. The man complained that the bride he paid $20,000 for, ran back to her parents. He felt cheated and complained to a local official.
The man told CNN that he is 70 but officials believe he is 86.
CNN quoted the man as saying, "She is not 15 as everybody claims.
She's 25 years old and she's mature enough to make her own decisions... I
was fooled by the girl's family."
On the contrary, sources say she left during an argument on her own will; the family allegedly was not involved.
No minimum age requirement is set for marriage in Saudi Arabia, but religious conservatives are
pushing for it. When this news made headlines, it outraged the masses
over the age difference. At first it appeared more like a sale
transaction than a marriage, according to Alaiban.