UK Somali teenagers taken ‘on holiday’ and forced into marriage

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UK Somali teenagers taken ‘on holiday’ and forced into marriage

Figures show 100% year-on-year rise in forced marriages involving Somali children

British Somali teenagers are being taken back to their parents’ homeland under the pretence of a holiday and then kept in detention centres before being forced into marriages.

Under the practice of dhaqan celis, loosely translated as “the rehabilitation community”, Somali children and teenagers are routinely taken to the country, where they are often sent to “rehabilitation” centres.

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