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

A 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.

A 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.

It 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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