Bangladeshi Parents Forced Me Into Marriage: UK Doctor

Case prompts other Brits to come forth
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 18, 2008 10:40 AM CST

(Newser) – The Bangladeshi parents of a 33-year-old doctor living in Britain kidnapped and forced her into a Muslim marriage during a trip home because they disapproved of her Hindu boyfriend, the Independent reports. Humayra Abedin returned to the UK this week after four months in captivity, and is seeking to have the marriage annulled. Her case has prompted unprecedented pleas from other young Brits fearing forced marriages, often while abroad.