In Somalia 14-yr-old child bride forced to wed 60-yr-old man in 'arranged marriage' [PHOTOS]

According a tweet by Hassan Istiila, a freelance journalist in Mogadishu, such marriages between old men and younger girls have become a normal occurrence in Somalia.

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14-yr-old child bride forced to wed 60-yr-old man in 'arranged marriage'

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Every girl wants her wedding to be the happiest day of her life but we aren’t sure of this 14-yr-old child bride from Somalia.

14-yr-old child bride forced to wed 60-yr-old man in 'arranged marriage' play

14-yr-old child bride forced to wed 60-yr-old man in 'arranged marriage'

(Twitter)

 

According a tweet by Hassan Istiila, a freelance journalist in Mogadishu, a 14-yr-old girl was forced to marry a 60-yr-old man in Somalia, adding that such marriages between old men and younger girls have become a normal occurrence in the predominantly Muslim nation.

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"It's no surprise, but the people get angry when they saw a 60-year-old man married 14 yrs-old in Somalia", he wrote.

 

Somalia has one of the highest rates of child brides in the world with more than half of the girls married off before they turn 18.

Watch child brides cry as they are being forced to wed young grooms:

Child brides cry as they are being forced to wed young grooms

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