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Honour-Crimes

Type: News

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
20/07/2017
Summary: 

A TEENAGE girl’s butchered body was allegedly found stuffed in the freezer in a suspected honour killing at a £1.5 million home. A horrified neighbour claimed a stepdad kidnapped the 19-year-old victim and her 21-year-old cousin before carrying out a barbaric attack.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

So-called “honour crimes” have risen by 40 per cent in five years in London, with the number of forced marriages doubling in the same period. According to the figures, obtained by the Evening Standard, some of the children involved in the abuse were younger than ten-years-old.

Country: 
Trinidad and Tobago
News Date: 
29/01/2017
Summary: 

Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, although it allows Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women. The idea is that the Muslim community is always expanding, while the non-Muslim community is always in decline.

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
16/06/2010
Summary: 

Honor killing in Canada: Aqsa Parvez was murdered for refusing to wear the Islamic hijab

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/07/2015
Summary: 

More than 11,000 cases of so-called honour crime were recorded by UK police forces from 2010-14, new figures show. The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, which obtained the data, called for a national strategy for police, courts and schools to follow. The crimes are usually aimed at women, and can include abductions, beatings and even murders.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
19/10/2016
Summary: 

A Pakistani man who killed his daughter and her boyfriend to “save family honor” was acquitted by a court in Lahore after he pardoned himself, his son and nephew for the crime.
Kiran Bibi and her boyfriend Ghulam Abbas were shot dead in 2014 by Faqeer Muhammad. The victim’s brother and cousin were also accused of involvement in the two murders.

News Date: 
05/02/2012
Summary: 

Yes, it's a cultural rather than a religious thing, stemming from some nasty tribal customs of South Asia and the Middle East, but though Hindus, Sikhs and the odd Christian might be perpetrators, the blunt truth is that honour killings are mainly Muslim-on-Muslim (91 per cent worldwide, 84 per cent North America, 96 per cent Europe). Worldwide, two-thirds of victims (93 per cent women) were killed by their families of origin: 49 per cent in North America, 66 per cent in Europe and 72 per cent in Muslim countries.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
05/10/2016
Summary: 

A Pakistani man has admitted murdering his sister in an 'honour killing' because she married a Christian man. 

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
04/08/2016
Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
18/07/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/07/2016

Type: Opinion

Summary: 
  • The court heard how Amer K. stabbed the mother of his three children in the chest and neck more than twenty times with a large kitchen knife, because he thought she wanted to divorce him.

  • "Then he takes the knife and plunges it into her chest, [penetrating] the pericardium and heart muscle. A second stab opens the left abdominal cavity. Nurettin B. then pulls out the ax. With the blunt side he hits her head, cracking her skull. Then he grabs the rope. On one end he ties a gibbet knot around her neck, then he ties the other end to the trailer hitch on [his car]... He races through the streets at 80 km/h [until] the rope breaks." — State Prosecutor Ann-Kristin Fröhlich, reconstructing the husband's actions.

  • In Ahaus, a 27-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker stabbed to death a 22-year-old woman after she seemingly offended his honor by rejecting his romantic advances.

Type: Statistics

Type: Video

Summary: 

Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on 'honor violence' against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from gender inequality, forced marriages and human rights abuses.

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