Court annuls marriage of 'unoriginal' husband

A Saudi court annulled a marriage of a local couple after the bride’s cousin objected on the grounds the husband is not original, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Friday.

The bride’s parents in the central town of Madina refused pleas by her cousin to reject the bridegroom and went ahead with the marriage, Sharq daily said.

“The marriage was done without the cousin’s knowledge, prompting him to go to court on the grounds the bridegroom is not original,” the paper said.

“The judge supported his plea and abolished the marriage, saying it was not based on compatibility of relationships.”

The paper did not elaborate but most Saudi families prefer their daughter to marry from their own tribe.

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