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A baby girl born out of wedlock must be adopted to save her from the risk of being slaughtered in an 'honour killing', a court ruled yesterday.

If the unmarried Muslim woman's father found out about the child, he would feel such 'unimaginable shame' he could unleash a vengeful bloodbath by killing the baby and his whole family, three senior judges agreed.

So they made the extraordinary order to have the one-year-old girl – known as Baby Q – adopted for her own safety.


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