via Mother jailed for forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial – AOL News

LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into traveling to Pakistan to marry an older man was jailed for four and a half years on Wednesday after becoming the first person in England to be convicted of forced marriage.

Campaigners said Tuesday’s landmark conviction sent a strong message to families planning to coerce their daughters into marriage and would empower girls to speak out.

via Mother jailed for forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial – AOL News

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