Teen girl on hunger strike to demand marriage

A 16-year-old Saudi girl is on hunger strike at a government protection centre to demand marriage as the only way to escape her violent brothers after the death of her father and the marriage of her mother.

Officials at the social protection centre in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah said they are trying to persuade the girl to end her hunger strike and promised her to find a solution to her ordeal, the Arabic language daily Alhayat said.

“The girl has been on a hunger strike to press officials to help her get married. She said this is the only way to escape her brothers, who had beaten her up many times,” the paper said, quoted a centre official.

Abducted Algerian girl's mutilated body found

9- year-old Shaima’a Yousefi who was kidnapped and killed in Algeria.

A nine-year old Algerian girl was kidnapped, killed and her mutilated corpse dumped near a tomb in a graveyard, according to the ‘Al Shorouk’ Arabic newspaper.

Shaima’a Yousefi was watching TV with her mother in their home in Al Malmah town when knocks on the door were heard. The girl ran to open the door and was abducted by the intruders.

The mother said she heard the daughter crying and begging the abductors to release her. The mother ran out of the house to seek neighbours’ help but, by then, the abductors had disappeared with her child.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that some parts of the girl’s body had been cut off. The dead body was found by visitors to the graveyard.

Rumours were heard the girl may have been brutally raped by the kidnappers.
 

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