We recently saw another case of abuse of a child bride in the Middle East when Elham Assi, 13, bled to death in Yemen shortly after her arranged marriage. The girl’s mother, Nijma Ahmed, 50, says that when the girl refused her husband, he tied her up and raped her.
Ahmed said her daughter “looked like she was butchered” after her 23-year-old husband had finished with her.
One-quarter of girls in Yemen marry before they are 15.
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