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Partington man drags 18-year-old sister off bus hours after she she was granted a forced marriage protection order

A PARTINGTON man dragged his 18-year-old sister off a bus just hours after she had been granted a forced marriage protection order by magistrates in Manchester.

Fahad Shoshan, 30, of Staffordshire Court, and another brother, had approached their sister in Piccadilly and asked her to come home, claiming their mother was ill. When she refused and got on the bus Shoshan followed and grabbed her around the neck, forcing her onto the pavement. The victim managed to cling onto a post and re-board and passengers then came to her rescue, said Prosecutor Holly Holden.

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Pupils at risk of forced marriage warned about danger of being abducted by their own families Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  • Four children a day are spirited out of Britain over summer holidays
  • Cards offering help to those at risk will be handed out to schools and GPs


Teachers have been put on alert for pupils who could be taken out of the country and forced to marry strangers. It is thought up to four children a day are spirited out of Britain over the summer holidays to be wed against their wishes. New cards offering help to those at risk of being forced to marry will be handed out to schools, airports and GPs’ surgeries. Aneeta Prem, founder of Freedom Charity, which helps victims of forced marriage, said: ‘The “Marriage: it’s your choice” card is a concise and accessible way to receive information that could save someone’s life.

Innovative: This leaflet aims to help those who are vulnerable to being abducted by their families

‘It’s vital that young people travelling abroad for a family wedding realise it could be their own wedding – and know who they should contact should they find themselves in danger.’  Between June and August last year the government’s Forced Marriage Unit had more than 400 reported cases, compared with 1,485 cases for the whole year.
Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said: ‘The rise in forced marriage reports over the school holidays is shocking.
‘Teenagers expecting their GCSE or A-level results should be embarking on a bright future, not condemned to a marriage with someone they have never met and do not want to marry. ‘This is a serious abuse of human rights and that is why we are legislating to make it illegal.’


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Tanzania: Zanzibar Community Chided for Condoning Underage Marriages

AT least 28 underage girls in West District in Unguja have been forced into marriage during the past two years, drawing criticism from women groups and activists in the Isles.

Some parents claimed that forcing girls into early marriage aimed at reducing pregnancy outside wedlock, but women groups and community leaders argue that allowing girls under 17 to get married “is morally and socially unacceptable.” Recent research findings in Bumbwisudi, Dole, Kianga, Mwanakwerekwe, Pangawe and Melinne areas showed that most victims in underage marriages were students who were consequently forced out of school.

Statistically, underage marriages seem to be dropping due to increasing awareness and the chance for pregnant students now to go back to schools after giving birth.


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