UK ‘giving visas to husbands of forced marriage victims’, Sky News, 2nd August 2018
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
The Home Office has been accused of failing to help British victims of forced marriage by issuing visas to their foreign husbands.
An investigation by The Times newspaper claims that dozens of women who were sent overseas to marry tried to block visas for their husbands.
But records show in nearly half their cases, visas were issued.
Charities working with victims of forced marriage say they believe the Home Office is “turning a blind eye” to the problem, with fears of being called racist one of the reasons officials failed to properly investigate complaints.
Forced marriages often involve teenage girls who are taken abroad by their families and made to marry against their will.
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