Friday, April 01, 2005

DIASPORA: My mistake

Saira Ali Ahmed

The joining in matrimony of a young woman from Bangladesh brought up in a strict Muslim family, and a man widely regarded as Britain's most dangerous in-mate, was one that caused a sensation. They tied the knot behind the walls of Woodhill maximum security prison in June 2001. Prison officers outnumbered the wedding guests and Bronson was forced to cut the cake with a plastic knife. When Saira first told friends and family about the unlikely union they were understandably shocked. Bronson has spent most of his life behind bars in 34 different institutions, including Durham and Frankland. He is currently serving life at an isolation unit in Wakefield Jail. Saira fell for him when she saw his photograph in a newspaper in December 1998........More