The Thinni government in Beida has produced new marriage fees which social media sites are protesting discriminate against Libyan women.
The new fees mean that every Libyan man who marries a foreign woman must pay LD 5,000, while every foreigner who marries a Libyan woman must find LD 3,000. The cost of Libyans marrying other Libyans is LD 50.
A key concern is that the fees for foreign marriages are seen as fines for not marrying a Libyan. There are also complaints that the new decree does not deal with the granting of Libyan citizenship to the children of a Libyan woman who has married a foreigner.