Leading women’s rights charity welcomes new law making forced marriage a criminal offence

Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation is available for interview. On Monday, 16 June 2014, forced marriage becomes a self-standing criminal offence in England and Wales and in Scotland punishable by up to 7 years in prison. At the same time, in England and Wales it also becomes a criminal offence to breach a Forced Marriage Protection Order, in line with Scotland where this is already the case. The Iranian and Kurdish...
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