Bride Kidnapped at her Wedding, Groom Killed

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    Bride Kidnapped at her Wedding, Groom Killed
    By Observer Staff
    Jan 21, 2006 - Vol.IX Issue 02
    SANA’A - Armed men stormed into a wedding in Yemen's western al-Mahwit province, killed the groom, forcibly abducted the bride, and seriously injured five wedding guests, Yemeni media reported on Friday.
    The bride was bundled into a car, which drove off at speed, but police gave chase and managed to rescue her and arrest two of the five gunmen.

    The attack was arranged by a man who the bride had refused to marry, the Saba news agency said. Press and women's rights activists continue to investigate and denounce violations of women's rights in Yemen. They say that common law, social custom and Islamic Sharia law as interpreted in the country, discriminate against women. Men are permitted to take as many as four wives.

    The minimum marrying age is 15; however the law is not widely enforced and some girls marry as early as 12. Yemeni law stipulates that the wife's "consent" to the marriage is required; consent is defined as "silence" for previously unwed women and "pronouncement of consent" for divorced women.

    The husband and the wife's "guardian" (usually her father) signed the marriage contract; in Aden and some outlying governorates, the wife also signs. The practice of dowries is widespread, despite efforts to limit the size of such payments.

    The law provides that the wife must obey the husband. She must live with him at the place stipulated in the contract, consummate the marriage, and not leave the home without his consent. Husbands may divorce wives without justifying their action in court.

    A woman has the legal right to divorce; however, she must provide a justification, such as her husband's non-support, impotence, or his taking of a second wife without her consent.



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  3. اليمني الجريح

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    not new in Yemen

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    Nice country
     

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