A 8-year-old Saudi girl divorced her 50-year-old husband. usatoday30.usatoday.com

When Nujood was granted the divorce, the courts ordered her to pay her former husband $200. In a nation where many live on just $1 a day, that is a huge amount. digitaljournal.com

In 2013, Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and has withheld most of the money paid by the publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa. He used the money earmarked for Ali’s education to buy two new wives for himself, and, according to haaretz.com, sold Haifa into marriage with a much older man. Ali’s ex-husband only pays her an alimony of $30 a month. Also, Ali’s passport was taken because of the negative publicity she had brought for Jemen. wikipedia.org

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