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Yemen Human Rights Minister Wants Child Marriages Banned After Death of 8-Year-Old Girl

Died of internal injuries she got on her wedding night

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Yemen's human rights minister wants child marriage outlawed after an 8-year-old girl reportedly died of internal injuries that she suffered on her wedding night.

When reports emerged last week that a girl named Rawan, from the northern Yemeni town of Haradh, died a few days after being married off to a 40-year-old man, Yemenis were horrified.