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双语:也门八岁新娘婚礼当晚死亡

2013-09-13 17:57

来源:路透社

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  An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides.

  也门一位社会活动家和两名当地居民称,一个八岁新娘嫁给比她年长四倍的男子,结婚当晚便死于内出血。这一事件引发媒体强烈抗议,对娃娃新娘的辩论再次成为热议。

  Arwa Othman, a leading rights campaigner, said the girl, identified only as Rawan, was married to a 40-year-old man late last week in the town of Meedi in Hajjah province in northwestern Yemen.

  人权活动领导者奥瓦·奥斯曼说,只知道这个女孩叫拉万,上周周末她在也门西北地区哈杰省密迪镇和一名40岁男子成婚。

  "On the wedding night, she suffered from bleeding and uterine rupture which caused her death," Othman told Reuters. "They took her to a clinic but the medics couldn't save her life."

  奥斯曼告诉路透社记者:“结婚当晚,女孩子宫破裂体内出血,最终导致死亡。有人把她送到诊所,但医生也无力回天。”

  Othman said authorities had not taken any action against the girl's family or her husband.

  奥斯曼还说,当局并未对女孩家庭及其丈夫家庭采取任何行动。

  Many poor families in Yemen marry off young daughters to save on the costs of bringing up a child and earn extra money from the dowry given to the girl.

  在也门,许多贫困家庭都会把年幼的女儿嫁出去,以求节省养育孩子的开支,此外还能从男方给女孩的彩礼中另得一笔钱。

  Human Rights Watch urged Yemen's government in December 2011 to ban marriages of girls under the age of 18, warning it deprived child brides of education and harmed their health.

  人权监察组织在2011年12月曾督促也门政府颁布法律禁止18岁以下女性结婚,警告说他们现在的做法剥夺了女孩受教育的权力,并且对其健康造成危害。

  Quoting United Nations and government data, HRW said nearly 14 percent of Yemeni girls were married before the age of 15 and 52 percent before the age of 18. The group said many Yemeni child brides-to-be are kept from school when they reach

  puberty.

  人权监察组织称,根据联合国和政府提供的数据,在也门15岁之前就结婚的女孩约占14%,18岁之前结婚的占52%。该组织还称,许多也门“准新娘”一到青春期就无法继续上学。

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