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Secret filming at Sharia council shows women at risk

7 April 2013 Last updated at 00:54 BST

BBC Panorama has uncovered fresh evidence of how some Sharia councils in Britain may be putting Muslim women "at risk" by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.

An undercover female reporter was told by Dr Suhaib Hasan of the Leyton Islamic Sharia Council that going to the police with her case of domestic violence was a "last resort".

Find out more in Panorama: Secrets of Britain's Sharia Councils on Monday 22 April at 20:30 BST on BBC One or catch up later on BBC iPlayer.