Justice for Christmas

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.

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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!

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