A case of ‘honour’

A court in the Copenhagen suburb of Glostrup heard the first day of testimony today in the trial of four family members of a 17-year-old girl – including her parents – who stand accused of imprisoning and beating her because she had a Danish boyfriend.

The four, all with Palestinian roots, are alleged to have stripped and beaten the teen, cut some of hair off and strangled her with a leather belt to the point of suffocation.

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