Category Archives: Honor Killings

Samia Shahid: Accused father in ‘honour killing’ case dies

A man accused of being involved in the death of his daughter in Pakistan in an alleged “honour killing” has died.

Samia Shahid, a 28-year-old from Bradford in West Yorkshire, died while visiting relatives in the country in July 2016.

Her father, Chaudhry Muhammad Shahid, 52, had been held as a suspected accessory and was released on bail.

He died on Sunday in a hospital in Lahore, his family confirmed. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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2 Brothers Sentenced to Death for Killing Pregnant Sister to ‘Cleanse Family Honor’

The Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced two brothers to death after convicting them of the premeditated murder of their pregnant sister and her husband’s other wife at a farm in Balqa Governorate, Jordan, in November 2014.

The two defendants, aged 22 and 28, were each charged with two counts of premeditated murder for the fatal shooting of their 27-year-old sister, who was three-months pregnant, and the second woman, 50, at a farm in Balqa, 35km northwest of Amman
on Nov. 8.

The two siblings, a shepherd and a restaurant employee, were calm when the presiding judge was reading the verdict details, a senior judicial source said.

But when the brothers heard that they received the death sentence, they addressed the court saying that “they killed their sister to cleanse their family honor,” the judicial source said.

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‘Honour’ killings in Karachi shock Pakistan’s largest city

The night Ghani Rehman was condemned to die, his father asked if they could share a last meal together. But Ghani excused himself, preferring to wait in his room. His sisters came to see him, and he gave them each a small token to remember him by: a plastic-wrapped mint drop.

The 18-year-old boy knew what was coming. Less than 24 hours earlier, the neighbour’s 15-year-old daughter Bakhtaja, with whom Ghani had tried to elope from Ali Brohi Goth, their poor neighbourhood of Karachi, had been tied down and electrocuted.

His father finished dinner, then returned. With the help of an uncle, he strapped his son to a rope bed, tying one arm and one leg to the frame with uncovered electrical wires.

Shocked? BS.

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Newlyweds Killed In Pakistan For Contracting Freewill Marriage

Reports from Pakistan say the authorities have detained at least nine people over the killing of a couple who had contracted a marriage without permission from their elders.

Police in the southern port city of Karachi said on November 27 that the couple was killed by relatives last week on the orders of a tribal council, known as a tribal “jirga.”

They said the victims, identified as 24-year-old Abdul Hadi and Hasina Bibi, 20, hailed from the northern Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and married in Karachi about 1 1/2 months ago.

Officer Qasim Hameed said Hadi’s father and other relatives were arrested after the couple’s bodies were found in a Karachi graveyard on November 26.

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Muslim denies ‘honour killing’ of 19-year-old woman Celine Dookhran

A man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenage make-up artist in a suspected “honour killing” denied all the charges today.

Mujahid Arshid, 33, is accused of snatched 19-year-old Celine Dookhran from the shower, tying her up with duct tape and rope, and bundling her into a car.

Miss Dookhran was allegedly falsely imprisoned and raped before being murdered by Arshid, it is said.

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‘Americanized’ kids riled dad; matricide suspected

Farmington Hills — Nada Huranieh’s death was initially seen as an accidental fall, but investigators soon determined the 35-year-old fitness trainer had been murdered — and that her 16-year-old son was the alleged culprit.

Muhammad Altantawi – killed Mom to show Dad he was a good little Muslim.

Huranieh and Bassel Altantawi, who wed in Syria in 1999 and had three children, were in the midst of a divorce; both were scheduled to give depositions the week she died.

Huranieh had filed for divorce in March 2016. According to court records, the teen’s father, Bassel Altantawi, now 46, violated orders for supervised visitation and allegedly met several times with his son at a strip mall near the home more than a year ago.

The father also expressed concerns that his children were being “Americanized” by his wife in contrast to their Syrian and Islamic roots, court records indicate.

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Parents who murdered their daughter for ‘refusing to embrace Pakistani culture’ were caught out by body language experts

A mother and father who murdered their daughter because she would not embrace their Pakistani culture and then claimed they were being racially victimised were given away by a single nod.

A body language expert has analysed footage of Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed lying to the public about 17-year-old Shafilea’s 2003 disappearance for a documentary that revisits the tragic case.

It shows footage of an interview given by the parents, during which Iftikhar is asked if he had any involvement with his daughter’s disappearance, to which he replies: ‘Never. I couldn’t even dream of it.’

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Religion of Peace…. Three killed in an alleged honor killing incident

ISLAMABAD: Police, on Monday, reported that three people, including a woman and her daughter, were murdered in a case of honour killing in a rural area of the federal capital.

The three were found murdered in a house at Madina Colony in Sangjani. The victims were bore torture marks all over their bodies.

The whereabouts of the woman’s husband and eight other children are unknown.

The bodies were found when the owner of the house observed blood spilling into the drains from inside. The owner, who lived in a nearby house, called the police who reached the spot and broke into the house.

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UK: Indian Muslim teenager raped & murdered in honour killing after she began relationship with an Arab’

Honour killings are part of our mosaic of diversity.

An Indian Muslim teenager was Tasered, kidnapped, raped and murdered in an alleged ‘honour killing’ after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a court heard.

The body of Celine Dookhran, 19, was found inside a £1.5million home after a second woman, who was also attacked and her throat slit, alerted police from hospital, magistrates were told.

Ms Dookhran was allegedly kidnapped bound and gagged with the other woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and taken to an address in south west London where they were raped and Ms Dookran was killed on July 19.

A post mortem gave the cause of death as a wound to the neck.

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Teenage girl, 19, is found dead in the freezer at £1.5m London home as her cousin flees from the property with a slit throat after they were KIDNAPPED in suspected honour killing

Neighbours indicated the crime is an honour killing and the police said they were ‘keeping an open mind’ on the motive, but the relationship between the women and the suspects has not been confirmed.

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An Israeli Christian killed his daughter because of her love for a Muslim, police say

On the day after her high school graduation party, Henriette Karra, 17, confided in a relative her plans to become a Muslim for her boyfriend.

Henriette, an Arab Israeli, knew that her Christian family in Ramle, a city in central Israel, would be furious. Her parents had made it clear during Henriette’s year of dating her Muslim boyfriend, also an Arab Israeli, that they considered the relationship a shame to the family.

They allegedly beat and threatened her in an attempt to break up the relationship, prompting her to report the violence to police, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Her boyfriend was in prison at the time but was scheduled to get out at the end of the week. On June 13, she told her relative of her plans to be with him. The relative then called her father, telling him Henriette’s intentions.

That day, police found Henriette dead in her parents’ kitchen, with multiple stab wounds to her neck.

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