A judge had earlier rejected the girl’s mother’s appeal in the town of Unaiza. He was replaced by a new judge who decided to nullify the case after the marriage was confirmed illegal by the girl’s husband, per BBC.
Twitterers had these reactions when the legal news first penetrated worldwide:
Following the most recent media reports, Twitterers noted these reactions today:
No immediate reaction could be found within Saudi Arabia itself. Tweets were searched for in both Arabic and English.