Victory in Fight Against Forced Marriage

Dr Humayra Abedin, a trainee GP in London, will be able to return to the UK. She was told that her mother was ill in Dhaka, and went to see her. Whereupon she was held captive by her family in an effort to force her into a marriage. She managed to get word to friends in the UK. The British authorities intervened under the new Forced Marriage Act, and the Dhaka High Court has now ordered that she must be freed and allowed to return to the UK. This is especially significant because Abedin is not a UK national. For more, see here. (Thanks, Jender-Parents!)