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Imams in Germany to be fined for officiating at child weddings

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The German Interior Ministry has proposed fining Muslim clerics who officiate at child weddings, Die Welt reports, adding that the authorities plan to amend marriage laws in the view of the massive refugee inflow.

All imams marrying people under 16 years old should face fines of up to €1,000 ($1,100), German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere proposed at a special working group meeting about child marriages, consisting of the members of the Justice and Interior Ministries as well as of representatives of some German states, Die Welt reports.

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