- Sep 6, 2008
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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/20...herself-in-bedroom-after-marrying-90-year-oldA 90-year-old Saudi Arabian man is suing the family of his 15-year-old bride after she locked herself in their bedroom on their wedding night.
Two days later she fled back to her parents' home.
The case has sparked condemnation on social media by human rights activists, who liken the marriage to child trafficking and say the girl's parents should never have agreed to it.
But the groom insists the marriage, which took place last week in Jizan, southern Saudi Arabia, was "legal and correct" and plans to go to court to force the family to either return the AUD$16,500 dowry he paid or return the girl, Al Arabiya reports.
The unnamed child bride was reportedly so frightened on her wedding night she locked herself in the marital bedroom and refused to let her groom enter.
Saudi Arabia applies an interpretation of Islam that allows fathers to control who their daughters marry and when.
It currently has no minimum legal age for marriage, something which authorities say they are considering changing.
Charming isn't it.
Go over there Gillard and give them the misogynist speech, see how you go.