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Escape from a forced 'marriage'

A 15-year-old girl was pressured to marry an abusive religious extremist

"I told him no, no, no!" said Gulbahar Arken, shaking her head forcefully as she recalled an argument with her father nearly eight years earlier.

The 23-year-old still has fear in her eyes when she speaks about the moment her father demanded she become the seventh "wife" of a so-called religious leader in her village in Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.  Editor:Lucky

(Source_title:Escape from a forced 'marriage')