‘Honour killing’, a current practice that claims the lives of at least 1,000 women a year in Pakistan


Human rights organizations believe that the actual death toll is even higher, as many murders go unreported.

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Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of two sisters imprisoned in Pakistan.Punjab Shelf
  • Arrangement Relatives of Teresa’s young women confirm she was murdered after being “trap” to go to Pakistan
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sisters death Anissa You Aroz Abbas24 and 21 years old, residents of Teresa (Barcelona) and was allegedly murdered in Pakistan by her brother and their husbands by other relatives, which is being investigated by the Pakistani police as a honor killingA practice still in force in Pakistan and socially tolerated in many areas of the country.

organization see human rights defines regards Acts of violence, such as murder, are usually committed by men against women in the family, given that they insulted the clan, and there are an estimated 1,000 women murdered each year in Pakistan. The victims are basically women and girls who have been convicted by their parents or brothers, and many people usually participate in the murders, as the crimes are agreed upon in the family on many occasions. The reason could be having sex with someone your parents or siblings don’t like, seeking a divorce, having sex, or simply dressing inappropriately.

Human rights organizations believe that the actual number of deaths is even higher, because many homicides, because they occur within the same family, go unreported. This is the case of Teresa’s girls. Their mother, who has reportedly tried in vain to protect her daughters and had to hear how she died from a nearby room, refused to report the attackers (among them her own son). And the act became the Pakistani police.

Reasons range from adultery to just the way you dress

according to a study of pew researchIn 2011, four out of ten Pakistanis supported regardsSee, well to kill a woman to restore family honour. Pressure from human rights and women’s defense associations and other sectors led to a significant legislative change in 2016: a sentence of 25 years in prison for murder of a woman was imposed and it was prohibited for murderers if they were to be pardoned. If so, they could be released from the victim’s relatives, something that was normal. As of 2005, the law allows those responsible for regards Avoiding justice if he forgave himself as a relative of the victim.

Despite the stringent laws, many cases still remain unpublished. was the most notorious Qandeel Balonch26, an internet personality known as kardashian from Pakistan. his brother Wasim Azeem He considered her pose on Facebook “shameful” and on July 15, 2016, he killed her by suffocating her in her sleep. Azeem was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2019 but was released a few months ago after receiving a pardon from his parents, according to local and international media reports.

loss regards are particularly common in some areas of Pakistan, such as Balochistan, in the southwest of the country. Last February, the Europa Press Agency echoed the deaths of a dozen regards in the city in just two weeks Dera Murad Jamal, The latest victim, the information said, was an 18-year-old married woman murdered by her father-in-law as punishment for an extramarital affair.

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