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Latvia appeals to Ireland to stop sham marriages

Latvia's government has appealed to the Irish authorities to clamp down on human trafficking.

It claims around 400 Latvian women went to Ireland last year to enter into sham marriages with Asian men who were willing to pay for EU residency rights.

Damien McGuinness went to the Latvian capital, Riga, to meet one young woman who managed to escape.

  • 22 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe