30 Sep '11, 6am

Australian girl goes to court to stop marriage.

SYDNEY (AFP) - A 16-year-old girl has been placed on an airport watchlist in Australia after going to court to prevent her parents sending her to Lebanon for a forced marriage. The Federal Magistrates' Court ruled that the parents of the teenager, who cannot be named, could not remove or attempt to remove their daughter from the country to marry the young man she has met only once. Magistrate Joe Harman also ordered that the parents not assault, molest, harass, threaten or otherwise intimidate the girl or take her out of school. In his judgement, delivered in April but revealed by Australian press on Friday, Mr Harman said the girl's application to prevent her parents from sending her away for the marriage was one that was becoming increasingly common. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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