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17 January 2009

Top Saudi cleric says OK for young girls to wed

The debate over the controversial practice of child marriage in Saudi Arabia was pushed back into the spotlight this week, with the kingdom's top cleric saying that it's OK for girls as young as 10 to wed. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh said "a aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she's too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her."

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