Outrage as Muslim cleric weds girl, 12

published on October 28, 2008

A Muslim cleric has caused public outrage in Indonesia after marrying a 12-year-old girl.

Pujianto Cahyo Widianto married the girl in the central Java city of Semarang, during an unofficial religious ceremony.

He reportedly chose her from a pool of 20 girls, before flying to Singapore with his new bride, as well as his first wife.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

 

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/world/asia-pacific/7692502.stm

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