Muslim cleric charged for child marriage

Published: January 13, 2017
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A file photo of a bride. PHOTO: AFP

A file photo of a bride. PHOTO: AFP

Melbourne magistrate’s court has charged two men for facilitating a forced marriage.

Muslim cleric Imam Ibrahim Omerdic is accused of conducting marriage of a 34-year-old Mohammad Shakir with a 16-year-old at Nobel Park on 29th September 2016, causing a minor to enter a forced marriage.

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The case, backed with evidence from a DVD of the ceremony, charges Shakir for sexual penetration of a minor and being party to a forced marriage.

The 61 year-old cleric was granted bail while Shakir remains in custody until 3rd February, when the case resumes.

This article originally appeared in The Guardian.

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  • rich
    Apr 7, 2017 - 2:49PM

    why thr cleric is out on bail

    they should be charged with rape of minorRecommend

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