Dr Humayra Abedin was successful in her bid not be removed from the UK under the Forced Marriage Act. Abedin was, for all intents and purposes, abducted, injected with anti-psychotic drugs, and forced into marriage by her family in Bangladesh. The Forced Marriage Act recognizes coercing women into marriage, not as a “cultural practice” as some misogynists would like to maintain, but as a breach of human rights.
Dr Abedin was great in the face of numerous ignorant and leading journo questions upon hearing the verdict. I commend her for keeping up what had to be an arduous struggle. Best to her and other human rights warriors in the new year!