I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school.The marriage had been arranged by the girl's father. But that wasn't the justification for divorce:
In issuing his ruling Tuesday, the judge said he was terminating the marriage because the girl "had not reached puberty."(via Althouse)
A provision in Yemeni law allows parents to sign marriage contracts for children younger than 15. However, the article states that a husband can only consummate the marriage when the wife reaches puberty.
"We know that this is not what happened" in the girl's case, her lawyer said.
There are no provisions for any punishment for a husband in such cases.