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Yemen Bride, 13, Bleeds to Death

Girl Married Off By Brother to Buddy, 23
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2010 1:44 AM CDT
Updated Apr 9, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
Yemen Bride, 13, Bleeds to Death
Nujood Ali appears with her attorney after the Yemeni girl won a divorce from her husband, whom she was forced to marry at the age of 10. Another child bride in Yemen has died from genital bleeding.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A 13-year-old Yemini bride married off by her family to a 23-year-old man has died from bleeding from genital tearing. The girl, from Hajja province, died 4 days after her wedding. Her husband has been detained by authorities. The girl was married off as part of a deal between two men to wed each other's sisters to avoid having to pay expensive bride-prices, reports AP. Human rights organizations are battling to end the wide-spread practice of men taking child brides.
(Read more child brides stories.)

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