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Kuwaiti woman strangled to death by her father

KUWAIT CITY, July 15: A 31-year old Kuwaiti woman died after she was strangled by her father in Saad Al-Abdullah area during a domestic dispute between them. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the incident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the …

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Pakistan police arrest 10 men for ordering ‘revenge rape’

Islamabad, March 27, 2018 (AFP) -Police in central Pakistan have arrested 10 men for ordering the rape of a woman as revenge for a rape allegedly committed by her brother, officials said Tuesday. The incident happened on March 20 in Toba Tek Singh, a town in Punjab province 275 kilometres …

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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

Islamabad, Dec 6, 2016 (AFP) -A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a slain social media star with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country’s highest-profile “honour killings”. Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised the …

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2 women unite to take ‘honor’ out of killing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Naeema Kishwar shrouds herself in a burqa, showing only her eyes. She belongs to a Pakistani political party that has been linked to the Taliban. And she comes from deeply conservative tribal lands where girls have been killed for going to school. Sughra Imam sometimes wears a …

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Jordanians charged with killing sisters for ‘honour’

Amman, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) -Two Jordanian brothers were charged with murdering their two sisters in apparent “honour killings”, a court official said Sunday. The men, aged 22 and 24, were charged with murdering their sisters on Thursday evening in Naur, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Jordan’s capital Amman. …

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“I had to:” Inside the mind of an ‘honor’ killer in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — For two months, over the thunder of machines at the steel mill, the men taunted Mubeen Rajhu about his sister. Even now, they laugh at how easy it was to make him lose his temper. Some people had seen Tasleem in their Lahore slum with a …

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Honour killing of British probed

Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called “honour” killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice. Mukhtar Kazam registered a complaint with police in Punjab province claiming his wife, 28-year-old Samia …

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Honour killing, rape laws debate in Pakistan

Pakistan’s parliament will on Thursday debate bills aimed at tackling so-called honour killings and amending its rape law, officials said, following the murder of a social media star last week. Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan …

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Pakistani Star’s bro not ‘embarrassed’ – Acted alone

MULTAN, Pakistan, July 17, (AFP): The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is “not embarrassed” to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch’s death reignited polarising calls for action against the “epidemic” of honour killings. The strangling of Baloch, judged by many in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan as …

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