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Woman forced into marriage tells of family's betrayal

The Government's specialist Forced Marriage Unit is urging young people to seek support if they or a friend are worried about being taken abroad and forced into marriage this summer.

It is thought instances of the practice increase during this period.

'Mayah' was threatened at gunpoint by a relative after she married without her father's approval and was forced to marry and have children with another man to restore the family honour. She told BBC Radio 5 liveMorning Reports how she felt 'betrayed' by those around her.

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  • 13 Jul 2012
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