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«London couple from Afghanistan» (!) truet med å halshugge datteren hvis hun ikke gjennomførte tvangsgiftemålet. Familien bodde også i en lenger periode i Norge.

During their time in Norway, S now 22, was referred to the local authority by her school health service because of concerns about her welfare.

Mr Justice Holman said a written decision from a public body or court in Norway, dated 2008, explained that the girl had been subjected to pressure to go to Afghanistan to marry. The plan had been that the family would go for a 14 day holiday but S would remain for six months to get married.

A report of the 2008 proceedings said: ‘The girl talks about violence against her from the family, mother, father, brother and grandmother. This has increased during the past month and has been happening on a daily basis.

‘The girl said that her parents told her she would be killed if she would not travel, because this would bring dishonour to her family.’

The court heard that this document also mentioned an incident after she had contact with the local authorities about death threats, intimidation and violence from her family in 2005. They were also claims the family was monitoring her.

It added: ‘The girl said after the emergency placement in 2005, the mother repeatedly told her that if S could contact the authorities again, her father will ‘Take the girl and cut off her head.’

Familien fikk alle passene beslaglagt av politiet i april iår. De lokale myndighetene uttaler at de overholdet ikke stoler på familien og vil beskytte barna mot tvangsgifte i utlandet. Straffen for tvangsgifte i Storbritannia er opptil syv års fengsel for foreldrene.

Daily Mail