Jeremy Hunt scraps repatriation fees for forced marriage victims

Here I reported that young women and girls who are sent abroad by their families for forced marriage are being charged hundreds of pounds by to secure their rescue. Yesterday Jeremy Hunt has announced that young women sent abroad for forced marriages will no longer be charged by the Foreign Office for the cost of their rescue.

Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, announced yesterday that fees levied on victims for their flights home, food and shelter would be scrapped as an “immediate policy change”.

More here.

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