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Pakistani court charges brother in ‘honour killing’ of Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch was allegedly killed by her brother

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a slain social media star with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country’s highest-profile “honour killings”. Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised the conservative Muslim country, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem. He said she had brought shame on the family and confessed to his crime in a press conference after his arrest. The model was sexually demeaned by her detractors. But fans praised her for daring to challenge social norms by appearing in videos…

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