Yemen toddler raped by father - report
17 December 2013, 17:30
Sana’a - A 3-year-old Yemeni girl has been admitted to
intensive care with severe bleeding after being raped by her father, the
September.net news website reported on Monday.
The little girl was unconscious when she arrived at
Al-Thawra hospital in Sana’a, and suffered a vaginal rupture which caused the
severe bleeding, the website linked to the defence ministry said.
It did not say when the assault happened.
The girl's uncle has demanded his brother be executed for
the alleged crime, saying that the whole family "disowns" the man for
the "unforgivable heinous crime”, according to September.net.
The unnamed man warned that the family is ready to
execute the father if authorities "do not act swiftly”.
Child marriage is common in impoverished and largely
tribal Yemen, but does not appear to have been a factor in the alleged rape.