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Secret sex trade in Iraq

A classified BBC News Arabic investigation filmed in Baghdad and Karbala reveals a secret world of sexual exploitation of children and women. Some Muslim clerics lure vulnerable girls and sexually trade them, using a controversial practice that is not permitted by Iraqi law, which is “temporary marriage”, which allows men to pay a wage for a temporary wife, but some clerics use it to exploit women and children in exchange for money.

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