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Revealed: The number of court orders to protect people from forced marriages on Teesside

 

The Gazette asked the Ministry of Justice under Freedom of Information laws how many times this had happened at Teesside County Court .

Teesside Law Courts at Middlesbrough

Their response was that there were 20 applications for these orders between January 2010 and September 2015 at the court on Russell Street in Middlesbrough.

A total of six were granted.

The exclusive data we have obtained doesn’t go into any more details about the individual cases, or exactly what the terms of the orders were.

However, in general, Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) can do things like stopping people getting married against their will, stopping being taken abroad to marry and compelling people to hand in passports.

Read More: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/revealed-number-court-orders-protect-11135424

Muslim model, 24, is found hanged after fearing she was going to be forced into arranged marriage by her parents

A model was found hanged after fearing she was about to be forced into an arranged marriage by her Muslim parents, an inquest heard.

Nadia Menaz, 24, was found dead at her home in Oldham, Greater Manchester in May, five months after taking out a court order to stop her family from forcing her to marry.

The mother-of-one had already married husband Umar Rasool in an Islamic ceremony, but her family did not approve of him and the union was not recognised under English law, Oldham Coroner’s Court heard.

Model Nadia Menaz (pictured) was found hanged after fearing she was about to be forced into an arranged marriage by her Muslim parents, an inquest heard

The hearing was told that Ms Menaz had a ‘very strained’ relationship with her parents. She had also suffered depression, and had self harmed, as well as cutting off her hair.In December last year, Ms Menaz took out a forced marriage protection order at the Family Court in Manchester against her father Sabir Hussain, 60, her mother Ruksana Kousar, 55, and three of her eight siblings. According to government guidelines, the legislation protects women if they are being threatened with a forced marriage or are already within a forced marriage.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3243143/Muslim-model-24-hanged-fearing-going-forced-arranged-marriage-parents.html#ixzz3mNlDnQAS

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