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Forced to wed at 14, woman walks out after years of abuse from violent husband
by Fiona Hudson
A child bride forced to illegally wed at 14 has won a disturbing custody fight that shines rare light on arranged unions in suburban Australia.
Married off as a schoolgirl to a 21-year-old groom by her Muslim parents, the woman endured years of violence and abuse before walking out with their young daughter.
The Federal Circuit Court heard the bride's mum pushed her into the Islamic ceremony, telling the then-teen she'd get to attend theme parks and movies and eat lollies and ice- cream with her new husband.
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