Tag: Honor Killing

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Lawyer Strike Delays ‘Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian’ Honor Killing Case

The case of the honor killing of Qandeel Baloch, a model and outspoken feminist who became known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian” before her brother strangled her to death at age 26, will once again have to wait, as regional lawyers are on strike in a nation in which their trade is often dangerous.

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Afghanistan: While Pedophilia Is Culturally Sanctioned, LGBT Adults Fear for Their Lives

Homosexuals in Afghanistan are forced to live in fear and secrecy to avoid being kidnapped, robbed, beaten up, blackmailed, arbitrarily arrested in what police describe as “honey traps,” and murdered by relatives in “honor killings,” reports the Associated Press (AP), citing first-hand accounts by various Afghan gay men.

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Glazov Gang: Honor Killing Your Own Sister for Islam

On this new special edition of The Unknown, Anni Cyrus focuses on Honor Killing Your Own Sister for Islam, wondering if Hillary will stand up for the memory of Farideh and tweet about her.

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Pakistan: Man Murders Two Sisters for Choosing Their Own Husbands

Thirty-five-year-old Nasir Hussain, of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been arrested for the double murders of his sisters, 22-year-old Kosar and 28-year-old Gulzar Bibi, in the latest “honor killing” case. Hussain shot his sisters because they married the men of their choice, for love.

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Honor Killing: Gang Dismembers Pakistani Man for Alleged Affair

Allah Ditta, 24, was stabbed repeatedly before five men cut off his arms, lips, and nose, leaving him to bleed to death in Dera Ghazi Khan district, Pakistan. Ditta had allegedly had “an affair” with a woman who wished to elope with him but was forced by family to remain with her husband.

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‘Kim Kardashian of Pakistan’ Allegedly Murdered by Brother in ‘Honor Killing’

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian,” was strangled to death, allegedly by her brother, in what authorities are investigating as an “honor killing,” according to BBC. Baloch’s death reportedly came after an argument ensued between the two, which stemmed

A Pakistan Hassan Khan shows the picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive by allegedly her mother, on a mobile phone at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, …

Pakistani Girl Marries for Love, Gets Incinerated by Mother

As Dawn News points out, “honor killings” involving immolation are distressingly common in Pakistan, often triggered by a young woman marrying someone her family disapproves of. The murder of 18-year-old Zeenat Rafique was especially diabolical because her mother lured her into an ambush by offering to reconcile with her.

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Honor Killing: Syrian Gang Rape Survivor Murdered in Germany

The victim, a 20-year-old woman known as “Rokstan M,” is one refugee who had a strong case for asylum. She was gang-raped in Syria, emigrated to Germany two years ago, and found employment with the German government as a translator.

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Women Also Kill For Honor: Phyllis Chesler Study

There was a time when most people believed that honor killings – if they had even heard of them – took place far away, in places like Afghanistan and Algeria and Iran.

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Alleged Texas Islamic ‘Honor Killing’ Being Prosecuted

The Harris County District Attorney (Houston, Texas) is prosecuting a man for one murder and suspect his involvement in another that have been identified as alleged honor killings. The practice of honor killing has long gone out of style in most of the world. But, in some parts of the Muslim world it is a fundamental tenant of their religion as interpreted under Sharia Law .