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Forced marriage & honour killings

Forced marriage & honour killings

Families face prison under new law to curb 'traumatic' forced marriage

FAMILY members involved in setting up forced marriages in Scotland could face prison and fines as part of a crackdown on the practice one victim described as "immensely traumatic".

Call to prosecute the husbands who knowingly wed forced-marriage girls

MEN who marry women forced into wedlock by her parents should be criminalised, a prominent Scottish lawyer has said.

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UK couple murdered in 'honour killing'

A BRITISH couple have been murdered in Pakistan in a suspected "honour killing."

Girl, 15, killed by her father in name of 'honour'

A FATHER was jailed for life yesterday for the "honour killing" of his 15-year-old daughter, who disappeared more than a decade ago.

Summer break alert on forced marriages

SCHOOLS have been urged to be vigilant about potential cases of forced marriage as the summer holidays approach.

Husbands in forced marriages face rape charges

HUSBANDS involved in forced marriages could face prosecution for rape under tough new laws being planned by leading Scottish Asians.

Girl afraid of marriage was murdered, says coroner

A TEENAGE girl who feared a marriage was being arranged by her parents was killed unlawfully, a coroner said yesterday.

Holyrood bill aims to end forced marriage

A BID to end the practice of forced marriages in Scotland will be launched within weeks, The Scotsman has learned.

Father and uncle jailed for 'barbaric' murder

A FATHER and uncle were jailed for life yesterday for the "barbaric" honour killing of a young woman for falling in love with the wrong man.

Father ordered daughter's 'honour killing' because her romance shamed the family

A FATHER was found guilty yesterday of murdering his 20-year-old daughter in an "honour killing".

The high price of freedom

FOUR months after she ran away from home at the age of 15, Jasvinder Sanghera saw the sea for the first time. A granite sea that stretched out from the silver sands of Whitley Bay as far as the eye could see, and seemed somehow infinite in its possibilities. She had always felt the horizons of the world were more expansive than her family told her.

Executive told to act over forced marriages

A LEADING campaigner for the rights of Asian women has claimed the Scottish Executive is not allocating enough funding to tackle the problem of forced marriage in Scotland.

Suspect in fire that killed family dies

A MAN whose wife and four daughters were killed in an arson attack on their home has died in hospital.

Forced marriage forum

PAKISTANIS in Scotland were today set to discuss the issue of forced marriage at a major conference in the Capital.

Missing 12-year-old denies being abducted from home

THE 12-year-old schoolgirl who sparked an international hunt after disappearing from her Western Isles home today denied she was abducted.

MP steps in to help find missing Isles girl

MP Mohammed Sarwar today said he was confident of tracking down an allegedly abducted Western Isles 12-year-old girl on a trip to Pakistan.

Women at risk as police fail to act on 'honour' violence

WOMEN's lives are being put in danger because police are failing to deal adequately with "honour" violence, campaigners claimed today.

Killed by her brother and cousin ... for falling in love with an asylum seeker

THE brother and the cousin of a young woman who fell in love with the "wrong man" were given life sentences yesterday for her "barbaric" honour killing.

Four sought after boy killed to avoid forced marriage

THREE men and a woman are being sought over the murder of a boy aged 11, who was allegedly strangled to stop him wedding one of the killers' women in an arranged marriage, police in the Pakistani city of Karachi said yesterday.

Fears missing woman may be victim of 'honour killing'

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman who has been missing for more than two weeks may have been murdered in an "honour killing", police said today.

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