A couple has been sentenced to jail for forcing their daughter into marriage, the second judgment of its kind in Sweden.

The couple in Västerås, central Sweden, married their 19-year-old daughter to a cousin in Kurdistan against her will, SVT Västmanland reported on Wednesday.

The girl had begun a relationship with a man of her own age three years earlier, and her parents allegedly arranged the marriage in order to "reestablish their daughter's honour".

But she contacted Sweden's National Association Against Honour Related Violence (GAPF) and her parents were arrested when they returned to Sweden following the wedding.

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