• Monday, February 26, 2024


Rights group slams woman’s ‘brutal honour killing’ murder in Pakistan

olice have arrested 13 people in connection to the murder

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Pakistani rights group on Friday condemned a village council for ordering the brutal murder of a young woman after she helped a friend to elope. The woman, believed to be around 16 to 18 years old, was drugged, strangled and her body burnt in a Suzuki van on the orders of the Makol village jirga (council) in northwest Pakistan on April 29—her murder a so-called honour killing. “It is impossible to not be astounded by the brutality and ruthlessness of those who ordered and oversaw the callous mowing down of a young person…in order to satisfy their notions of…

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