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Tawakkol Karman makes fun of Saudi ban on marriage below 18

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights activist Tawakkol Karman has made fun of the Saudi decision to ban marriage under the age of 18 after a century-long insistence on child marriage.

In a statement on her official Facebook page, Tawakkol Karman said: “The kingdom of darkness has forcibly placed a ban on the marriage under the age of 18 after a century of religious discourse criminalizing and prohibiting any attempt to ban it.

“How will they justify their previous fatwas that criminalized a minimum legal marriage age of 18?” Karman wondered. 

The Nobel laureate noted that no one has ever misused religion like the Kingdom of Darkness has done