UK Mother Convicted Of Forcing 17-Year Old Daughter To Marry In Pakistan

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British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter into a
marriage in Pakistan, the first successful prosecution of its type,
highlighting the plight of hundreds of girls in the United Kingdom.
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Birmingham court convicted the mother of four on Tuesday of duping her
17-year-old daughter into traveling to Pakistan on the pretext of a
family holiday and forcing her to marry a relative almost twice her age.
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was the first time a conviction has been secured after a victim
testified against her own family. 
Legislation against forced marriage
was introduced in the UK in 2014, but has led to only one previous
successful prosecution. Good she got justice!

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