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Lakes State: Bidding War and Rights Lawyer

lakes state: The highest bidder was a man three times the 17-year-old's age, according to Toronto Star. At least four other men in Eastern Lakes state competed, said Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the bidding last month. It is the largest dowry ever paid in the civil war-torn country, the government said. Among the bidders was the state's deputy governor. An heated online bidding war for a South Sudanese child bride has sparked local and international outrage. South Sudanese flags flutter in Juba in July 2011. ( As reported in the news.