#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: Egypt decided to act to curb the practice of child marriage last year when it amended its laws to criminalize it. That included “setting a minimum age and extending penalties for child marriage to include fathers or other male guardians.” 18 became the minimum age to marry.
#AceDailyNews says according to this report parents of newly engaged 11-year-old bride, 12-year-old groom arrested in Egypt,” by Tala Michel Issa, Al Arabiya English, September 21, 2021:
Security forces in Egypt’s Giza have arrested the parents of an 11-year-old bride-to-be and 12-year-old groom-to-be an hour after announcing their engagement in the village of Umm Khenan in the city of Hawamdiya, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.
The engagement party for the two children took place in the village, just 30 kilometers from Cairo, on Friday.
The celebration held by the two families was cut short after the jewelry shop that the newlywed’s parents bought gold from posted photos on Facebook.
This led to security forces tracking down the details of the event. They then found the parents, arrested them and referred them to prosecution for investigation, according to Egypt’s National Council for Childhood and Motherhood…..
#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.26: 2021:
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