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Back in July, I wrote about Afshan Azad’s abuse by her father and brother.When they threatened to kill her for having a Hindu boyfriend, she fled to London; her father and brother were questioned and charged by police.

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original title, “Harry Potter star backs out of ‘honour crime’ trial,” which is a more accurate description of the case.

Part of the sensationalism of the media surrounding the case involves the details. The fact that Azad’s family is Muslim is emphasized in everything from the titles to the highlighted case details.

To read most of the articles, one would believe that her family’s faith is more important than the fact that her father and brother assaulted her for dating someone they didn’t approve of.

report that the reason for her failure to testify is fear.

Her statement to the lawyer of her brother and father was the following, “I dearly love my father and brother.

The proceedings have caused me no end of distress and if it goes ahead it will make things much worse for me.” The court heard the following (taken from “That apparently is disapproved of by her family, who are Muslim,” said the barrister.“Specifically she speaks not only of assault but of threats to kill made jointly by her father and brother.”Mr Azad had been woken on May 21 by his son shouting: “Sort out your daughter, she is a slag,” Mr Vardon said.“He continued in disputed Bengali to say ‘just kill her’ and the assault continued in front of him.There was a discussion where she was being called a prostitute.”Reading from the victim’s statement, Mr Vardon said: “My father began saying he would do it, a reference to kill her, as he did not want his sons to have her blood on their hands and he would do time for it.It was at that point that Miss Azad began to feel very scared.“She made a statement to the police on May 22, she having apparently been so scared of her family she left her home address via her bedroom window.Part of her version of events was that he was going to force the complainant into a forced marriage of some sort.”The relationship between stereotypes of Muslims and Azad’s case is illustrated further by the defense of Azad’s relatives.

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