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Yemen seizes Saudi over illegal tourist marriage

Yemen seizes Saudi over illegal tourist marriage

[17/February/2009]


HAJJAH, Feb. 17 (Saba) – Haradh police have seized a Yemeni man and a Saudi national in connection with an illegal tourist marriage as a Yemeni father married his 20 year old daughter to a 55 year old Saudi citizen.

Police said they had also arrested the official who signed the marriage license who must know that marriage between Yemeni and Saudi people must take place under the permission of the competent authorities in both countries.

The arrested have been referred to concerned authorities to take legal action.

Tourist marriage in Yemen has declined after authorities worked to raise awareness about the effects of the phenomenon as Yemeni women lose their legal rights easily.

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