Yemen child forced into marriage dies


A 13-year-old Yemeni girl who had been forced into marriage died five days after her wedding when she suffered a rupture in her sex organs and haemorrhaging, a local human right’s organisation said. Ilham Mahdi al-Assi died last Friday in al-Thawra hospital in Hajja province, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said in a statement quoting a medical report. She was married last week in a traditional arrangement known as ”swap marriage” in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.