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Rapes or honor killings?

There is more to this case than you know, Abhinav smiles slyly as he stuffs a samosa into his mouth. Once he is done chewing, he says with more gravitas, “Things are not always as they appear, sister.” It is a theory that the 28-year-old telemarketer and his friends have discussed quite often since he .. read more

Syrian teenagers accused of honor killing over sister’s death

BEIRUT/TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Internal Security Forces launched an investigation Friday after two young Syrian brothers allegedly strangled their 24-year-old sister to death in what was said to be an honor killing. A security source in the northern city of Tripoli said the brothers – Adel and Nader Abdel-Qader al-Turk – claimed to have strangled their sister because .. read more

A Spotlight on ‘Honor Killing’

When she learned last October that she had won an international Emmy award, first-time director Deeyah Khan, who had worn black to the New York ceremonies, wept. “The only thing I remember,” she says, “is feeling so sad.” She was thankful for the award, but, given her film’s subject matter, celebration seemed wrong. “Banaz: A .. read more

Rania Alayed: Mum was warned she would be killed by violent husband years before her death

Rania told a friend that Ahmed Al-Khatib had warned her, ‘if you leave me – I will kill you’ Rania Alayed Murdered mum Rania Alayed knew the price of her freedom was death. Years before she died, she told her friend Sarah Ghamin that Ahmed Al-Khatib had warned her, ‘if you leave me – I .. read more

Honour violence and forced marriage to be focus of conference in Poole

A CONFERENCE highlighting so-called ‘honour’ violence and forced marriage takes place in Poole today. Charity Karma Nirvana and the police’s Forced Marriage Unit have teamed-up to organise the roadshow, which will be attended by more than 550 professionals and community leaders from across the county. The world reacted with horror last month, following the death .. read more

One Man, Two Wives and Many Accepted Forms of Violence in Pakistan

LONDON — The murder case of Farzana Parveen, it seemed, could hardly have turned more tragic or gruesome: a 25-year-old pregnant woman, bludgeoned to death with a brick by family members on a busy street, for having married the man she loved. Then, in recent days, came a dark twist. It turned out that Ms. .. read more

Lahore honour killing: Farzana Parveen stoned to death by her family ‘for marrying a man she loved’

A 25-year-old woman has been stoned to death by her family in front of a Pakistan high court for marrying a man she was in love with, police in Lahore have said. Police official Naseem Butt said 20 members of Farzana Parveen’s family attacked her and her husband with sticks and bricks in broad daylight .. read more

‘Honour Killing’ Rocks Karnal Village

KARNAL – In a case of suspected honour killing, Manoj Kumar (21) and Kiran (19), both residents of Bhaini Kalan village, near Karnal, were allegedly killed and cremated by their parents last night. Manoj, who was already married, had an affair with Kiran. They were planning to get married. Their parents were against it as .. read more

Girl found dead, cops suspect honour killing

PANCHKULA: A minor girl was found dead in her house under mysterious circumstances in Saketri village of Panchkula on Sunday morning. While the family alleged she had committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after she was stalked and harassed by 40-year-old Gajender, who lives in a rented accommodation near the victim’s house, the police .. read more

Honour killing: Man kills wife over suspicious of illicit relations

SUKKAR: A man killed his wife in the name of honour by declaring her Kari. Husband has killed wife in the name of owner near Salihpat, Police has failed the attempt of the murderer to burry the corpse. According to details, in Kilwarah village of Salihput a person Qadir Baksh Shanbani killed her young wife .. read more