Arrest Man who Raped and Murdered Eight-Year-Old Child Bride

Target: Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi

Goal: Arrest man who raped his eight-year-old child bride to death

An eight-year-old girl living in a tribal region in Yemen bordering Saudi Arabia was forced into an arranged marriage to a forty-year-old man. She was raped and murdered by the man arranged to be her husband. She died of mutilated genitals and internal injuries.

Yemen passed a law in 2009 prohibiting child marriage, restricting the age of marriage to seventeen years or older. The law was repealed by lawmaking extremists who claimed the law contradicted traditional Muslim teaching.

The eight-year-old girl was named Rawan. It is reported that roughly eighty-two percent of girls in Yemen are married before age seventeen, with fourteen percent married before age fifteen. While Yemeni authorities have denied the existence of this incident, the reporter who originally broke the story is standing by the facts.

Please sign this petition to stand with the victims of child abuse to have the man who raped and murdered a little girl in Yemen arrested for his heinous actions, and to urge Yemeni lawmakers to re-institute the ban on child marriages.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi,

Recently, an eight-year-old Yemeni girl, Rawan, was raped and murdered by her arranged husband. She died a horrible death of mutilation and internal injury, something no child or human being for that matter should ever have to endure.

The practice of marrying children under the age of seventeen is brutal and violent and horrific. There is no excuse for damaging a child in this way, and there is no proper teaching that would encourage this kind of terrible abuse. The family of Rawan must be held accountable along with any other willing participants including, most particularly, her arranged husband.

Children are not meant to be used by adults, and they should be not introduced to these terrifying sexual practices through force or any other means. The international community will not stand for this inhumane cruelty.

Arrest and hold accountable Rawan’s caretakers, the people responsible for her arranged marriage, and her arranged husband. Prevent this from happening again through prevention and punishment for the perpetrators. The world community is watching.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ibrahem Qasim via Wikimedia Commons

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11 Comments

  1. Rape is an affront to humanity and child marriage a theft of a childhood and as Lauren Graham said “simply legalized pedophilia”!

  2. DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – WHO WILL MISS ALL OF THAT GREED INFANTILE DESTRUCTIVE KILLERMONSTERS ?

  3. Im SICK of the monstraticies in the name of Islam. What an appalling religion that advocates violence/control/murder/rape. These maniacs need to be rounded up and let the women and children have at them first.

    • You may have noticed that “Christians” are not much better. And it’s “monstrosities.”

      • Comparing Islamic atrocities to what other religions might be doing doesn’t lessen how much worse Islam is. Other religions at least acknowledge that these activities are crimes, Islam encourages and glorifies perversion as the will of allah.
        Pointing out spelling errors doesn’t increase your credibility.

  4. Doreen Harkins says:

    I am apalled at the very thought of this child’s suffering and mutilation! It sickens my heart that her screams were not heard and that her parents or caretakers would even permit a 40-year-old man to marry this baby girl, knowing good and well what this man would be doing to her. May her parents and “husband” rot in hell and may God wrap his loving arms around Rawan and welcome her into his kingdom where no harm will ever come to her again and she will never feel pain. An 8-year-old child should never go thru this! But then it happened to a 5-year-old in India. What is this world coming to! God help our children!

  5. My hearts breaks at this news. It also leaves me speechless. Bless Rawan for eternity, and damn that heartless bless-than-man bastard forever.

  6. jeannette marriott says:

    The man who did that to this child should be put in jail and left to rot there. How can this kind of thing be still happening in a supposed civilized world? What this little girl must have suffered and gone through is beyond belief. Her parents are just as much to blame as the old man who killed Rawan ,they too should be put in jail. In fact they are worse for allowing it to happen. Yes I know that in that country women and girls have no value, and are kept in a repressed state all their lives. But how many more females must suffer before JUSTICE IS GIVEN TO THEM? The world has to stand up and be counted, its no good making the right noises in the right places .Action has to be taken, and justice brought to the victims.

  7. REVOLTING DISGUSTING BASE HUMAN MONSTER!!!!iNSANE!!!!!!!!GET HIM/THEM OFF THE STREETS AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
    MURDERERS AND TORTURERS!!!!!

  8. The sad part is that this practice is protected, being considered “cultural heritage” and “religious custom”. Each generation should analyse and reconsider what their predecessors left them through their ideologies and culture.

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