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Brother of Harry Potter actress jailed after attacking her for dating ‘non-Muslim’

Haaretz Service

Posted on Jan. 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

Afshan Azad

Afshan Azad

The brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad was jailed on Friday for six months for attacking his sister after discovering she was dating a non-Muslim.

Azad, 22, who played Padma Patil in the hit film franchise, allegedly feared for her life during the three-hour ordeal last year, according to statements issued at the Manchester Crown Court.

According to the Press Association, she was punched, dragged around by her hair and strangled by her brother Ashraf Azad, 28, who threatened to kill her after he found her talking on the phone to her Hindu boyfriend.

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