Closing his questioning Andrew Edis QC asked: "Why did you keep silent for all those years?"
It wasn't until I went to uni that I saw how wrong family life is. When you get used to something it seems normal. That's when I saw it wasn't normal.
I knew what had happened to my sister was wrong but because it's your own parents you don't see how bad it is because you still love them.
I think I felt like my sister in that I did want to fit in with everyone else but you're being forced to live in a different way, that's what made me crack.
Asked if she was a practising Muslim during university she said she wasn't initially but was by the end. Describing her lifestyle as a student she said she was "just like a western student".
In a final question Andrew Edis QC asked what made you speak out?
I think I'd just had enough. My mental state wasn't very good being between the two cultures, trying to please everyone, it just wasn't me anymore.
I was doing things out of character, turning to drink at university and the robbery I committed. I wasn't being myself. I just had to let it out. It had haunted me for a long time what happened to my sister.