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Judge attacks forced marriage that put disabled woman 'at risk'
by Martin Beckford
A judge has said the forced marriage of a Muslim woman with learning difficulties should be annulled and condemned the "insulated" families who arrange them.
Mrs Justice Parker also criticised doctors and social workers for failing to raise the alarm when the woman was sent to Bangladesh to be married to a cousin, which allowed him to settle in England.
She said video of the wedding ceremony showed the bride was "almost comatose" and needed help to repeat vows she did not understand, while her relatives had made "false and misleading" statements about her condition.
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