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A forced marriage stirs emotions in Spain, Mauritania
When Selamha Mint Mohammed celebrated her marriage to Mokhtar Salem in Mauritania in 2006, the 14-year-old girl may not have fully understood the implications of the ceremony, Mauritanian media reports say. A year later, Selamha reported her parents and husband to police in Spain, where they now face long prison sentences on charges including sexual aggression, coercion and domestic violence.
The trial, which was scheduled to continue in the southern city of Cadiz on Thursday, has raised difficult questions about immigration, cultural plurality and interference in both Spain and Mauritania.
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