• publish: 14 August 2016
  • time: 9:23 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4204

Afghan man marrying a 6-year old girl went jail for 7 years

An Afghani 42-year old man who had married a 6-year old girl was sentenced to prison for seven years by central Ghor province civil court.

The court also put father of the girl into jail for 4 years who had forced his daughter into marriage.


The man marrying the girl said in the court that he had married the girl in return for a goat and some food, and he had officially done Nikah with her.


According to Afghan law, marriage of girls under the age of 15 is an obvious violation of human rights and has a penalty of prison.


In the meantime, officials in central Ghor province say that violence against women has recently increased in the province, with 5 registered records in the past one month.


Experts believe poverty and poor financial conditions is a probable cause for increase of such incidents, as families have to sell their daughters in return for money or food.


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