Muslim cleric accused of performing forced marriage of child bride sacked

Source: The Guardian

Imam Ibrahim Omerdic stood down after being charged with conduct that caused a minor to enter into a forced marriage

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Ibrahim Omerdic, imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park mosque, has been sacked after allegedly performing the forced marriage of a child bride. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

A Melbourne Muslim cleric accused of performing the forced marriage of a child bride has been sacked.

Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 61, is charged with conduct that caused a minor to enter into a forced marriage at Noble Park on September 29 last year.

Omerdic, imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park mosque, was stood down after his November arrest, according to a statement from the Islamic Council of Victoria on Monday.

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