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Honour-based violence victims 'failed by Welsh justice system'
by Sam Malone
Victims of honour-based violence are being let down by the Welsh justice system because police and prosecutors do not understand the "shame culture" in Muslim communities, an expert has claimed.
Shahien Taj, the executive director of the Henna Foundation, said the legal system in Wales is repeatedly failing victims of child abuse, rape and domestic violence.
And she said compared to England, those involved in the justice system in Wales are not using the guidance available to them and are unable to recognise cases where honour based violence (HBV) may be present.
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