[violence] honour crimes

Georgia authorities are holding a man of Pakistani descent in the strangulation death of his 25-year-old daughter.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a young couple has been threatened with death because they married without the permission of their parents.
The Palestinian Centre for Human (PCHR) condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of a woman in Rafah on Tuesday 3 June, allegedly to maintain “the honor” of her family.
Depuis le meurtre de Doa (Du'a) Khalil Aswad il y a un peu plus d'un an, il n'y a que peu de personnes qui peuvent ne pas être conscientes qu'au Kurdistan même les pierres sur le sol sont des preuves de la brutalité contre les femmes.
Five weeks ago Leila Hussein told The Observer the chilling story of how her husband had killed their 17-year-old daughter over her friendship with a British soldier in Basra. Now Leila, who had been in hiding, has been murdered-gunned down in cold blood.
Close to 70 percent of all the women killed in one year in Peru died at the hands of their husbands, partners, lovers or boyfriends, and the murders were committed at home or in a place that was frequented by the couple.
Doctors at a hospital in Qalat, capital of Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, are treating a brutally tortured woman whose husband cut off both her ears and nose, broke her teeth and shaved her head only three months after their marriage.
A 17-year-old Iraqi girl has been murdered by her father in an 'honour killing' after falling in love with a British soldier in Basra.
Dual murders reported as a stoning may have actually been a shooting. Yet the fact remains that another two people have been murdered in the name of their community's 'honour'.
"Iranian women's rights activists are working to stop stoning in their country. It's time for us to help them," writes Katha Pollitt.
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