The first official response by Rami Ayyash: The difference is clear between criminalizing and not encouraging


The statements of the Lebanese artist, Ramy Ayyash, rejecting the law criminalizing child marriage, sparked a sensation on social media.
In response to this wave of criticism, Ayyash published a tweet on Instagram, in which he said: “I salute the struggle of those who work and work to be the legal age, but I am not in favor of criminalization because in many cases and societies this is unfortunately a reality, and considering it a crime will be a tool that girls can be harmed by in a way. Indirect”.
He concluded: “Many examples in many places in the world allow these exceptions. This is what I meant about I am against criminalization, and the difference here is clear between anti-criminalization and not encouraging ..”


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