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Harry Potter Actress' Brother Goes To Jail For Assault Against Her!

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This is such an unbelievably sad situation.

Earlier this past year, it was reported that actress Afshan Azad, who portrays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, had her life threatened by her father and brother, who are Muslim, in what was suspected to be an attempted honor killing, and during her brother's trial in the Manchester Crown Court, the details of the horrific ordeal the poor girl went through were revealed!

According to Prosecutor Richard Vardon, on the night of May 21st, 2010, Azad was in her bedroom and on her cell phone with her Hindu boyfriend, when her brother, Ashraf, broke down the door and launched a "prolonged and nasty" attack on the actress!

He explained:

"He then grabbed her hair and threw her across the room. She began crying and asked him to stop. The defendant began punching her with clenched fists to her back and head area. She struggled to breathe and was scared for her life”

Ashraf's wife, Sonia, apparently attempted to intervene, but he then dragged her into her parents' bedroom, threw her on the bed, and according to Vardron, said:

"'Sort your daughter out! She's a slag!' She struggled to breathe and was scared for her life. She was told she had to marry a Muslim or you die."

She was then told to go to bed, and the following day, she fled her family's home.

Just shocking. And so unbelievably disturbing.

Azad earlier pled guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and although his sister was said to have begged the court to not jail - many suspect out of her fear for her life - Judge Roger Thomas sentenced him to six months behind bars.

He explained:

"This persistent attack was accompanied by serious and very hurtful abuse and threats. It must have been a miserable and frightening experience for your sister which, she suggested, lasted for about three hours or so. The background to this offense lies in the concern that you, and perhaps other family members, had about Afshan's relationship with a young man who was not of the Islamic faith. This is a sentence that is designed to punish you for what you did and also to send out a clear message to others that domestic violence involving circumstances such as have arisen here cannot be tolerated."

Wonderful! In no way, shape or form should this man get ANY lenience with his sentence!

It makes us SICK to think that violence like this is tolerated in families because of religion!

We just truly hope that this girl realizes that this is exactly what needs to happen, and if her family can't see that, then she needs to be brave and stay away from them.

These are the people who are supposed to love you and be there for you no matter what, bb. Stay strong.

You're in our thoughts.

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Harry Potter Actress' Brother And Father Admit To Assaulting Her!

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This is just so horrible and sad. We truly feel for this poor girl.

We reported earlier in the year that actress Afshan Azad, who portrays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, had her life threatened by her father and brother, who are Muslim, in what was suspected to be an attempted honor killing!

Her family has denied the charges, and she herself almost tried to take back her claims - although many suspected it was out of fear for life - but yesterday in court, her brother Ahraf, admitted to assaulting her with father Abul for dating a Hindu man!

In a sad turn of events, however, Azad again refused to testify against her family, and they've been cleared of the threats and were allowed to post bail, so long as they not contact Afshan and return to court on January 21st for sentencing!

Judge Roger Thomas said:

"Domestic violence can result, even for a man such as you, in imprisonment."

This is just vile and absolutely awful! We sincerely hope that these men will be punished accordingly, despite Afshan's refusal to testify!

We can't imagine how horrifying it must be to feel like your own family will try and hurt you for telling the truth!

For your sake, bb, we sincerely hope you speak up - or at least stay as far away from your family as possible! Nobody should have to live with that kind of fear - especially when it's over your supposed love ones!

Stay strong. You're in our thoughts.

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Father Of Harry Potter Star Says She Tried To Retract Statement Three Times

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We earlier told you about how Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad's brother and father were on trial in Manchester, England for allegedly threatening to kill her.

Now the lawyer for her brother is saying that she tried retracting the statement three times. He adds:

"This is a desperately sad situation and she has never wanted her father and brother to be locked up. She has tried on three occasions to retract her statement and has pleaded with the Crown Prosecution Service not to proceed. I sincerely hope for the family's sake that this can be quickly and happily resolved. My client and his father have already denied the charges and will maintain that plea."

Something definitely seems fishy here! Maybe she was terrified for her life and felt she had to retract her statement?

Hmmm, this all sounds too crazy. We hope she is okay!

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Harry Potter Actress Almost Killed By Father And Brother!

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WTF?? This is so bizarre and awful.

Afshan Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, was allegedly attacked and almost killed at her home by her own father and brother!

Abul Azad and brother Ashraf Azad are currently on trial for attempted murder, and Ashraf is also facing charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They are currently on bail and due back in court on July 12th.

What on Earth could have happened that would cause you to try and kill your own child?!

So horrific and sad. We sincerely hope she's doing all right.

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