The Times: "Women and Girls Raped After Being Sent Abroad, Then Home Office Lets Illegal Husbands Settle in UK"
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From The Times of London:

Visas for men who forced girls into marriage

Women and girls raped after being sent abroad, then Home Office lets illegal husbands settle in UK

Paul Morgan-Bentley, Head of Investigations
August 2 2018, 12:00pm,
The Times

Rubie Marie grew up in Wales and was taken at 15 to Bangladesh to marry a man of 30. Her uncle had held a “bidding war” for her

British teenagers are being forced to marry abroad and are raped and impregnated while the Home Office “turns a blind eye” by handing visas to their husbands, The Times has found.

Officials received dozens of reports last year that women wanted to block visas for men they had been made to marry in countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates. In almost half of their cases the visas were approved, records show.

How long has this been going on?

Oh … like a half century or more?
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