Forced marriages of underage girls in the mullahs-ruled Iran and their consequent divorces have led to a catastrophe which cannot be ignored even by the regime’s officials.
The governor of the central Iranian city of Asadabad announced, “One out of every four marriages ends in divorce. In (the Iranian year) 1393 (April 2014 – March 2015) there were 103 marriages and 6 divorces among girls between 10 to 14 years of age. In the same year, there were 418 marriages and 65 divorces among girls between 15 and 19 years of age, and 30 marriages and 72 divorces among girls between 20 and 24 years of age.
“In (the Iranian year) 1394 (April 2015 – March 2016), 47 percent of women between 14 and 18 years of age, referred to the Divorce Consultation Centers. 3 percent of women seeking divorce were under 14 years old,” he added.
(State-run ISNA news agency – July 18, 2016)