Sharia Court fines, jails Imam who married 11-year-old

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village imam who married an 11-year-old Thai girl 1,800 ringgit (450 dollars) and sentenced him to six months in jail, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Zaini Sulaiman, from the state sharia court in north-eastern Kelantan, confirmed the charges to dpa and said the marriage has been invalidated.

Zaini said that Che Abdul Karim Che Abdul Hamid, aged 41, had violated Islamic family laws. “That’s why the punishment imposed is appropriate,” he added.

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