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, it can be revealed.

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

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