Actress in Potter Films Threatened* With Death

Afshan Azad, 22, a British actress whose biggest role so far has been that of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, was attacked recently – by her father and older brother!
They did not approve of* her relationship with a non-muslim man.  She was dating* a Hindu.  They ordered* her to stop seeing him and when she refused,* her brother Ashraf, 28, beat her.  He and her father Abdul, 54, also threatened to kill her.
Both men are currently out on bail* before their trial.* However, they have been banned from* traveling to London, where Afshan is staying with friends.  The family lives in Manchester.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book of the series, has been made into two films.  The first of them will be in cinemas in November.
Vocabulary:
threatened – vyhrožováno
approve of – schválit
date – chodit s
order – zakázat
refuse – odmítnout
bail – kauce
trial – soud
be banned from – být zakázáno
Question for discussion:
Are you a Harry Potter fan?

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