Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Up to 7 years in prison if found guilty of "forced marriages"

Q.  How does one stop a dam that's already perforated with a hundred holes?   
A.   One tries to stop the jets of water by pushing a wad of wool in one of the smallest hole.  That often does the trick of not only pulling wool over your eyes but simultaneously using a bit from that same wad of wool to perform Houdini-like illusory tricks.

From AlJazeera:
.....UK law banning forced marriage takes effect.
Those found guilty of the largely hidden practice face up to seven years in prison.

British legislation banning forced marriage has come into effect, with those found guilty of the largely hidden practice facing up to seven years in prison.

The law applies not only within Britain but also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad, as many youngsters are flown out to weddings in their ancestral homelands, particularly in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Nearly two-thirds of the cases dealt with by the government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) relate to Britain's South Asian communities.

Campaigners welcomed the new laws which came into effect on Monday as a "huge step forward", while the government hopes they will protect potential victims.

A practice wrecking the lives of unknown thousands of British-born youths, forced marriage has been increasingly exposed in the last decade...........

1 comment:

  1. More income for weaselly lawyers defending the indefensible. I highly doubt many cases will actually be laid. Anyway, they should have included deportation as part of the penalty. Better yet, immediate deportation. saves of feeding and housing them.


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