Saudi Arabia Bans Underage Marriage

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to persons who are 18 years is now illegal Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Ministry of announced the ban saying that it has now set 18 years as the minimum age for marriage.

The Minister of and Chairman the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid Al-Samaani, issued the new directive a circular sent to all the courts in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to PremiumTimes, child marriages are commonplace in Saudi Arabia one in seven girls marrying before the age 18. But, Saudi Arabia’s minister is changing things up.