What is Mehriye in Iranian customs? and why they can send the grooms to jail if he could not afford to pay it?

i read too many articles about Mehriye and more than 10000000000 about the lovely Iranian marriage customs. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/world/middleeast/07divorce.html http://www.globaltimes.cn/Language/bilingual/2010-11/592270.html Actually i put this subject because i wanted too show my friends that... show more i read too many articles about Mehriye and more than 10000000000 about the lovely Iranian marriage customs.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/world/middleeast/07divorce.html
http://www.globaltimes.cn/Language/bilingual/2010-11/592270.html

Actually i put this subject because i wanted too show my friends that Iranian marriage laws same as MEHRIYE, how restricted? maybe i can find an acceptable reasons for this question that why we can see 1000 of Iranian boys wandering around the world just because of mehriye?

what the Hell is this money and why this amount is this much? most of them are more than 500,000 $. please dear feminists, dear honored females dont tell me that this figure is not true. I am the victim of that but i cant prove it why we "have to" accept it. please give me the answers relied on the true basis in Iran. updated amount of Mehriye. updated duration of jail. and updated dangers that might be face to you if you say to your wife "WE CAN'T MAKE IT".

maybe this links can help you:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060714205333AAdHWdx

check the comments for below links:

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic51832-405.html
http://freethoughts.org/archives/000525.php

check News and Views July 20 in below link :

http://www.voanews.com/persian/news/a-31-2008-07-22-voa14-61586967.html
and thousands more by searching the phrase "sentenced too jail mehrye Iran" in google
thanx
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