Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eritrea Forces Men To Marry Two Wives Or Risk Jail

 New law of mandatory polygamy has reportedly been passed in Eritrea, with male citizens now compelled to marry two wives. According to a memo allegedly posted by the Eritrean government, any man or woman who contested the law would face prison time.
The post, which was written in Arabic and translated to English by activists, reads:
“Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of Religious Affairs has decided on the following.”

First that every man shall marry at least two women and the man who refuses to do so shall be subjected to life imprisonment with hard labour.

“The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment,” alleges the activists in their translation.”

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