(Code name 1) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

My mother and father are dead. My eldest brother is taking care of me. When I was 14 years old he wanted me to get married with an old man who was 50 years old. I told him that I do not want to marry now and specially not with an old man, but he did not listen to me.

In my absence and without my consent he got me married with that old man.

During Nikah, the woman is asked if she agrees to the marriage or not, but in my case, none came to me and no one asked me if I agree to the marriage or not.

After marriage, my brother sent me my husband’s house, I was very afraid and did not know what to do and how to start my new life, I had no plan and was not ready for this. I was there with him for 5 days but I did not let him touch me, he wanted to get close to me and so he started beating and threatening me. After five days my sister came to me and I told her that I do not want him so she went to the police station and they summoned me and my husband. After the primary investigation they introduced me to general attorney department of elimination of violence. The General attorney started its investigation, they found out that the marriage is by force and under marriage and so they arrested my husband and my brother and introduced me to HAWCA WPC.

I told them that I want to take my divorce as I was not  ready for marriage yet.

Procedure:

Her case was registered in the HAWCA registration book and the necessary information was given to her by HAWCA defense lawyer.

Because she is 14 years old and she is considered a child, in addition her marriage was by force so the whole marriage was considered null and void ab initio.

During the court procedure as she had no ID to prove her age, she was sent to the forensic to prove that she is 14 years old, after that her case was sent to general attorney department of elimination of violence.

She got her divorce and did not complain against her husband and her brother.

She left HAWCA WPC and went to her sisters’ house.